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Cool season is good time for planting
(Audio 11/26/12) The soil in Louisiana typically stays warm during winter, so you can plant a number of plants this time of year. Tropical plants are the exception; they should be planted during warm weather. (Runtime: 60 seconds)

Watch for winter pests
(Audio 11/26/12) While gardeners don't see as many insects on plants during winter, they are still out there. Vegetables and cool-season plants can attract pests. Keep an eye out for aphids, caterpillars, snails and slugs.

Put away the fertilizer for fall
(Audio 11/26/12) Fall is not the best time to fertilize plants in the landscape. Most plants are going dormant for the winter. Fertilizing them now could hurt them. A few exceptions are cool-season bedding plants, vegetables and Louisiana iris. (Runtime: 60 seconds)

Keep gardens neat during winter
(Audio 11/26/12) Make sure your landscape stays attractive during winter. Clean off dead growth from summer plants, mulch beds and add cool-season color. (Runtime: 60 seconds)

Fall is tree planting time
(Audio 11/26/12) Fall is the best time to plant hardy trees and shrubs in the landscape. Planted now, trees have time to settle in before the heat of summer. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Tough Cool Wave pansies grow fast
Cool Wave Pansies
(Video 11/26/12) On occasion, special plants have been developed for their fast growth and low-spreading coverage of the ground. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to one of the newest “wave” plants – it’s called the Cool Wave pansy. (Runtime: 1:29)
Some herbs are great for taste and color
Colorful Herbs
(Video 11/19/12) Herbs are great for seasoning that special dish. But some of them are also known for beautifully colored flowers. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to two of them – Mexican tarragon and pineapple sage. (Runtime: 1:23)
Plant paperwhites for holiday flowers
(Audio 11/19/12) Bulbs of paperwhite narcissus are available at garden centers. They are easy to grow this time of the year. You can force the bulbs in containers. The containers should be placed outside in a cool, sunny location until they began to bloom, then you can bring them indoors. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Prepare plants for move indoors
(Audio 11/19/12) Many people move houseplants outside for the summer. Now that it is getting cooler you may want to prepare your plants for a move back indoors. They are used to light outside, so you need to get them ready for lower light conditions. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Use fallen leaves as mulch or compost
(Audio 11/19/12) Leaves are valuable in the garden as a mulch or compost. To compost them, you can make a bin out of fencing material and wire and dump your leaves in it. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Plant herbs in fall for best production
(Audio 11/9/12) Many herbs are hardy and grow well during Louisiana's winters. Plant them in a sunny, well-drained area. Keep them handy to the kitchen. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
For the freshest fruit, plant a fruit tree
(Audio 11/19/12) November through February is the best time to plant hardy fruit trees. Choosing the right tree is critical. You need to plant a variety suited for Louisiana. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Tips for growing, harvesting broccoli
(Audio 11/12/12) Broccoli is a great cool-season vegetable. If you space your plants too close together, you won't get nice-sized florets. Also harvest the broccoli when the flower buds on the head are the size of a kitchen match. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Grow amaryllis indoors now, outside in spring
(Audio 11/12/12) Amaryllis bulbs are available this time of the year. It is popular to grow them in containers for the holidays. They grown in landscapes in Louisiana, but you must wait until spring to plant them. (Runtime: 60 seconds)