(For Release On Or After 08/05/05) There’s something particularly satisfying about putting quality, nutritious food on the table as a direct result of your gardening efforts, and August is a transitional time in the vegetable garden. Although planting of cool-season vegetables will begin in earnest next month, some of the more heat-tolerant ones, such as the cole crops, can be planted now.
(For Release On Or After 08/19/05) Plants under heat stress are weakened, and we generally see an increase in disease and insect problems at the end of the summer. Keep an eye out this time of year for pests, and be sure to monitor population levels and damage carefully.
(For Release On Or After 08/26/05) It would be hard to find a more dazzling flowering tropical plant than the bougainvillea. The bougainvillea is a tropical shrubby vine, and its bright magenta, pink, white, gold or purple flowers positively glow.
(For Release On Or After 08/12/05) Right about now is a good time to look over your landscape and evaluate how things are growing. Some of your plants may need your guiding hand.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture