Tips for picking up the garden after hail storms and for future seasons

SPEARFISH, S.D. (KEVN) - South Dakota Master Gardener Sharon Henry with Northern Hills Master Gardeners said several places got more hail than others in the Hills in Summer 2018.

Despite the destruction, however, Henry said gardens in some areas are sprouting back up.

She says if there is a a longer and warmer fall, people will see some of the warm weather crops like vine crops and those blossoming tomatoes. She also says what is important now is what's to be done for future weather.

"You are going clean it up as much as you can if you have plants that have a living root in the soil and you can leave them in there, the living root will nourish the soil. You will want to cover any bare dirt, you can use straw, you can use mulch. You need to cover that to keep those earthworms nourished and doing their jobs all winter long," Henry said.

If you have any questions about how to protect your garden are want more tips for the winter, email northernhillsmastergardeners@yahoo.com