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Success with Summer 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.

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.

2012 Heirloom Tomato Trial Results
Heirloom Tomato Blind Taste Test

A statewide trial of 10 heirloom tomato varieties was conducted. Yields, disease and insect incidence, plant growth and fruit characteristics were recorded.

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.
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.
Vegetables to Plant in March, April
March is a critical month in our vegetable gardens - early for some things and late for others. Timely planting is one way of increasing potential yield and decreasing production problems, says LSU Agricultural Center 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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