(For Release On Or After 11/21/03) Botany lessons often help gardeners understand some of the underlying reasons why plants behave the way they do. When growing a plant that is expected to produce fruit, knowing something about the reproductive workings of the plant is in the gardener’s best interest. Otherwise, you could be in for disappointment.
(For Release On Or After 11/28/2003) Gardening is a well-documented and beneficial form of exercise. But the strenuous activities also can cause problems. Sore muscles, aching backs, blisters and even sprains are common complaints of the weekend gardener.
(For Release On Or After 11/14/2003) Fresh, ripe strawberries are a favorite with just about everybody, and now is a great time to plant them into your garden so they’ll be ready next spring.
(For Release On Or After 11/07/03) Container-grown tender tropical plants commonly are placed outside for the summer – where they provide a beautiful addition to decks, patios and porches. But these plants will not withstand freezing temperatures and must be brought back inside the house for the winter. Like children going back to school, they generally are not too happy about it either.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture