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Garden & Yard

Gardening is good for the mind and body. South Dakotans who garden provide healthy, nutrient-rich produce for themselves and those they care about. Working outside with plants and soil can also be therapeutic. 

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Freshly harvested apples on a countertop

Fruit

View information to grow, harvest and enjoy fruit.

Variety of vegetable seedlings growing in small containers near a windowsill.

Vegetables

Whether you are a beginner or have a green thumb, our tips will help your garden flourish.

Snowdrop flowers blooming in a garden in late winter.

Flowers & Ornamental

Everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of flowers and ornamental plants with some simple recommendations.

Lawn covered with frost.

Lawns

Lush, green and healthy - that's what we all desire for our lawns, but it's not always an easy goal to achieve.

Winter-frosted ponderosa pine tree.

Trees & Shrubs

The United States is the world’s leading producer and consumer of forest products and accounts for about one-fourth of the world’s production and consumption.

Underside of a snow flea.

Problems and Solutions

Not finding the gardening or horticulture resource you need? Use the Ask Extension tool to submit your question.

Master gardener holding a tomato seedling outside a greenhouse.

Master Gardener Volunteer Program

SDSU Extension’s Master Gardener program develops gardening enthusiasts into expert volunteers who share their research-based knowledge with community members across the state.

produce growing in a collection of raised beds in a SDSU Extension community garden

Community Gardens

Community gardens, organized by SDSU Extension staff and community volunteers, bring fresh produce to many rural communities and designated food deserts across the state.

A group of raised ground beds with crops growing in them at McCrory Gardens in Brookings, South Dakota.

Garden Hour

Join our experts to obtain timely information and ideas to get the most out of your garden and landscaping!

Upcoming Events

A group of raised ground beds with crops growing in them at McCrory Gardens in Brookings, South Dakota.
May 10

Garden Hour Webinar

Join our experts to obtain timely information and ideas to get the most out of your garden and landscaping!

Tulips blooming near the entrance to McCrory Gardens.
May 22

Garden Discovery Festival @ McCrory Gardens

Join us on May 22 for the 2022 Garden Discovery Festival at McCrory Gardens in Brookings, featuring plant sales, interactive booths, guided garden tours and expert-led workshops!