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Now is good time to plant asparagus
Asparagus

(Video 12/6/10) Even though it’s getting colder, fall is a great time to plant vegetables. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill talks about growing, harvesting and caring for asparagus. (Runtime: 1:33)

Fall is great time to plant zesty herbs
Fall Herbs

(Video 11/29/10) If you like herbs, fall is a great time to get them planted. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill suggests some of the herbal plants best known for their zesty culinary contributions. (Runtime: 1:43)

Plant cool-season bedding plants for winter color
(Audio 11/29/10) Louisiana gardeners use cool-season bedding plants to add color to our flower gardens during winter. Plants such as dianthus, pansies and violas will bloom from fall into spring. (Runtime: 60 seconds)

Harvest warm-season crops before freeze
(Audio11/29/10) Many gardeners may still have warm-season vegetables in their gardens. If a freeze does threaten, it's important to harvest these crops. (Runtime: 60 seconds)

Plants help brighten the holidays
(Audio 11/29/10) Many people use plants to decorate their homes during the holidays. Choose good quality plants and be careful when transporting them. Take care of them, so they will stay beautiful throughout the season. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Keep vegetable garden active in December
(Audio 11/29/10) Louisiana's mild winters allow us to grow vegetables year-round. Consider planting some cool-season vegetables such as leeks, shallots, spinach and turnips. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Picking the perfect Christmas tree
(Audio 11/29/10) Louisiana has many Christmas tree farms across the state. A trip to one can be a fun family activity and a great way to get a fresh Christmas tree. Listen for tips on picking out and caring for Christmas trees. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Snow Princess: pretty name, tough plant
Snow Princess
(Video 11/22/10) If you’re looking for a cool-season bedding plant that blooms nicely most of the year, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill has a suggestion. The Snow Princess is a beautiful plant, but as you’ll learn on this edition of Get It Growing, you won’t need a magic wand to keep it alive. (Runtime: 1:39)
Maintain landscape during winter
(Audio 11/22/10) Keep your landscape neat and clean during the fall and winter seasons. Start by cleaning out dead or dying material. Then make sure beds are mulched. You can even consider adding cool-season winter plants. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Fallen leaves have second life as compost
(Audio 11/22/10) After raking up autumn leaves, don't bag them and put them at the curb. These leaves are valuable organic matter and can be used as mulch or compost. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Insects can infest plants during winter
(Audio 11/22/10) Insect pests are not as common in winter as they are in summer, but some will still be around during the cool season. Keep an eye out for aphids, caterpillars, snails and slugs. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Prepare container plants for move indoors
(Audio 11/22/10) As the weather gets chilly, some container plants you've got outside may have to be moved indoors. It's best to move plants to a shady place first for a few days before bringing them into the house. This will help them adjust to the lower light conditions they'll have inside. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Cool-season herbs grow well in winter
(Audio 11/22/10) Many herbs do well in our gardens during the cool weather of fall and winter. Herbs like to have sunny and well-drained locations. You also can grow herbs in containers. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Plant hardy fruit trees in fall
(Audio 11/15/10) Now through February is the best time to plant hardy fruit trees and shrubs. Planted now, they have a chance to settle in and get established before their first summer in the ground. (Runtime: 60 seconds)