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 Home>News Archive>2010>August>Get It Growing>
Gardeners can plant a second crop of tomatoes
Fall Tomatoes

(Video 08/30/10) The weather is still hot, but now is a good time to plant fall tomatoes. On this segment of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill recommends some good tomato varieties and explains how to plant them. (Runtime: 1:42)

Use sod to establish or repair lawn
(Audio 08/30/10) It's not too late to establish a new lawn or repair a damaged area of a lawn. The best way to do this is with sod. Hear tips for laying sod. (Runtime: 60 seconds)

Protect trees during construction projects
(Audio 08/30/10) Understanding how the roots of a tree work can help protect the tree from damage. If construction will take place around trees, make sure the roots are protected. (Runtime: 60 seconds)

Gardeners can plant a range of vegetables in September
(Audio 08/30/10) September is great month to plant vegetables. Gardeners can still plant warm-season vegetables while putting in their first cool-season vegetables. (Runtime: 60 seconds)

Slime mold, mushrooms won't harm lawn
(Audio 08/30/10) Fungal diseases can cause serious problems in lawns, but not all fungi are detrimental to grass. Slime mold and mushrooms may appear in yards, but don't harm the lawn. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Green onions and shallots are not the same
(Audio 08/30/10) Louisiana gardeners tend to use the phrase shallots for either green onions or true shallots, but they really are two different plants. LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains the difference and how to grow them. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Make transplants tough before planting
(Audio 08/23/10) When you buy transplants at a nursery, you need to remember those plants may not be ready for your garden. Toughen up the transplants using the process gardeners call "hardening off" before you plant them. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
New plants freshen up aquatic garden
(Audio 08/23/10) August may not be the best time to put new plants into your landscape, but you can add them to your aquatic garden. Look for container plants at your local nursery that you can just place into the water. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Coleus provide color in home landscapes
(Audio 08/23/10) Coleus are grown for their colorful foliage rather than the flowers they produce. Many are adapted to full sun, but one must be grown in the shade. Hear more about coleus. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Late summer fertilizer tips
(Audio 08/23/10) August is the last month of the year we apply fertilizer to our lawns in Louisiana. If your yard appears green and healthy, you can skip the fertilizer application. And be sure not to use a weed-and-feed product this time of the year. Hear what to use and how to use it in this segment. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Prepare roses for fall blooming
(Audio 08/23/10) Roses have two growing seasons in Louisiana, one that starts in the spring and another in the fall. Gardeners should prune their roses now to prepare them for fall blooming. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Katrina Iris, hardy hybrid from hurricane
Katrina Iris
(Video 08/23/10) Hurricane Katrina brought horrible destruction to the New Orleans area. But the storm also helped create something unique in that same place. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to a hybrid plant called Katrina Iris. (Runtime: 1:38)
Fountains create illusions of coolness
Fountains
(Video 08/16/10) Plants certainly make a garden special, but non-living items can help with overall effect. On this segment of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how you can use fountains to create illusions of coolness, even during the intense summer heat. (Runtime: 1:48)
Treat indoor pests with houseplant insect spray
(Audio 08/16/10) Although houseplants are grown indoors, they are not necessarily protected from insects. The most common pests seen on houseplants are mealy bugs, scale and mites. Learn about the damage that these pests can cause and what treatment to use if symptoms arise. (Runtime: 60 seconds)