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Louisiana Vegetable Planting Guide
planting guide

Use this guide to plant a successful vegetable garden. The information has been developed after considerable research and practical experience. (PDF Format Only)

Success with Summer Tomatoes
cherry tomatoes

Louisiana summers are a tough time for tomatoes to set and hold fruit. The heat causes irregular flower growth in most cultivars, and the result is poor fruit set, according to LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Tom Koske.

Managing Nematodes in the Garden
tomato with rootknot galling

There are dozens of different types that feed on the roots of vegetables, but the root-knot nematode is one of the most destructive types found throughout our state. Managing nematodes may involve using one or more techniques that have proven to reduce nematode populations.

Root-knot Nematode In The Home Garden
Okra galling

Gardeners are often unaware of a serious pest waiting for the spring vegetables to begin growing. These pests are small, microscopic animals called nematodes, and they attack the roots of many plants commonly grown in the garden. There are two major types of nematodes that cause the most problems for vegetables.

Vegetable Gardening: Bed Preparation
Vegetables
Growing your own homegrown, fresh vegetables requires planning and commitment.
Home Garden Series
home garden series
A practical guide to help you have a successful home vegetable garden.
How to Properly Prune Your Tomatoes
Determinate Tomato Pruning
A short description on how and why to prune your home-grown tomatoes
Time To Plant Heat-tolerant Veggies
June is a pivotal time for Louisiana vegetable gardens. It’s the transition from spring to hot summer conditions. At this time many crops are fully in harvest or have been pulled out to make room for new crops.
June Vegetable Gardens
June is either the tail of spring or the head of summer in Louisiana. It depends on whether you are near I-20 or near I-10 interstates, according to LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Tom Koske.
Container-grown Tomatoes
patio princess
A home garden tomato variety trial to determine the best tomato for growing in containers.
January Not Necessarily Bleak For Vegetable Gardens
Cabbage
January in Louisiana is rather bleak, but LSU AgCenter horticulturists say we still can enjoy a fair amount of gardening.
FAQs Home Vegetables (R-W)
FAQs Home Vegetables
Link to a publication with the most frequently asked questionsabout all the major vegetables grown by home gardeners.
FAQs Home Vegetables (D-P)
FAQs Home Vegetables
Link to a publication with the most frequently asked questionsabout all the major vegetables grown by home gardeners.
FAQs Home Vegetables (A-C)
FAQs Home Vegetables
Link to a publication with the most frequently asked questionsabout all the major vegetables grown by home gardeners.
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