Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College
Many South Dakota families have saved as much as $200 to $300 on the family food bill by raising a good garden planned to meet their needs. Gardening provides a useful, profitable form of recreation for the entire family. In addition fresh vegetables are readily available and supply important amounts of certain essential vitamins and minerals. Vegetables picked and used fresh from the garden are superior to those that have lost quality through delay in getting from the grower to the consumer or from being picked before they are ripe. Preservation and storage make it possible to have some home grown vegetables the year around.
Prashar, Paul and Martin, Dean, "Growing Vegetables in South Dakota" (1961). SDSU Extension Circulars. 598.