Thomas J. Koske | 12/22/2005 11:44:58 PM
January in Louisiana is rather bleak, but LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Tom Koske says we still can enjoy a fair amount of gardening.
You might see beets, carrots, turnips, radish, mustard, collard, cabbage, brussels sprouts, English peas, onions, shallots, garlic, parsley, cilantro, spinach, lettuce and endive popping up from the ground.
"Now, that is quite a bit of vegetables for a garden at this time of year, but this is possible, especially in the southern half of the state," Koske says.
In January you also can plant seeds of beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, endive, Irish potatoes, mustard, turnips, English peas, radish and spinach.
You also can start transplants from seed in the hot house for tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, broccoli and cauliflower. If you have well-developed transplants of onions, green shallot and brussels sprouts, you can set those out in January, too.
More gardening information is available at your local LSU AgCenter office. In addition, look for lawn & gardening and Get It Growing links in the LSU AgCenter Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture