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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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Fruit

View information to grow, harvest and enjoy fruit.

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Vegetables

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

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Flowers & Ornamental

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

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Lawns

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

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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.

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Problems and Solutions

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

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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.

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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

Garden at the SDSU Specialty Crop Research Field-South
Dec 06

Garden Hour Webinar

SDSU Extension's Garden Hour will return as a limited series during the fall and winter months.

Gardener planting a tomato transplant up to its first set of leaves.
Jan 18

Bringing the Farm to School: Producer Training @ Brookings

SDSU Extension along with its project partners will offer Bringing the Farm to School: Producer Training in Brookings, South Dakota January 18-19.

Garden at the SDSU Specialty Crop Research Field-South
Feb 14

Garden Hour Webinar

SDSU Extension's Garden Hour will return as a limited series during the fall and winter months.

Benary’s Giant Purple flower growing in trial plot.
Jan 09

Growing a Cut Flower Farm for Profit

SDSU Extension and the South Dakota Specialty Crop Producers Association will host Over the Moon Farm & Flowers for a webinar to discuss cut flower farming in the Midwest.