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PENNINGTON CO. MASTER GARDENERS

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The Pennington County Master Gardeners are already planning for next summer. We know that many individuals and families are wanting to learn to garden or garden more knowledgeably. Watch this page for information about the day-long garden event, Spring Fever, to be held at the Ramkota on Saturday, March 4, 2017.


Additionally the 6-8 week gardening classes, Gardening in the Black Hills, will be held one night each week (usually) in March and April. Registration form and information for Spring Fever, 2017 is under the Welcome tab.

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How To Store Potatoes For 20-Plus Years

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If 20 years sounds like a long time to store potatoes, then it might surprise you to know that “fresh” potatoes in the grocery store are often 11 months old when you buy them. Modern developments in commercial food storage allow growers to store produce with a chemical (1-methylcyclopropene), which extends the shelf life of vegetables.

 

Of course, fresh potatoes won’t last 20 years, but you can dehydrate them to get that kind of long-term shelf life while maintaining nutritional value.




Now save carrots for 20 years with a dehydrator