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Insect Management in Home Vegetable Gardens
Insect Management in Home Vegetable Gardens

Louisiana is blessed with long growing seasons that make year-round gardening possible. To be successful, however, you must have an insect management program. Learn how to tell if the insect is beneficial to your garden or if it is a pest, and determine what to use if controls are necessary. (PDF format only)

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.

How to Properly Prune Your Tomatoes
Determinate Tomato Pruning

A short description on how and why to prune your home-grown tomatoes

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.

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.
FAQs Related to Home Vegetable Gardening
FAQs Related to Home Vegetable Gardening
Frequently Asked Questions related to home vegetable gardening.
Herbs for the Garden
List of herbs commonly grown in home gardens.
A short description of commonly grown herbs for home gardens. Herbs included: anise, basil, borage, caraway, cherval, coriander, fennel, marjoram, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, savory, sesame, tarragon, thyme.
Tis the Season for Giving… from the Garden
Ray and Linda Landry
Holidays are often associated with gift giving. Buying for friends, family, and co-workers can become a financial burden. Who do I give to? How much do I spend? Consider giving a gift from the garden.
Garden Cucumbers
cuc
A short slide show from a garden lecture on cucumbers. Also see our VEGETABLE GARDENING TIPS series for Cucumbers under related articles in the right-hand column.
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