(Audio 01/05/09) You can harvest or plant something in your Louisiana vegetable garden almost every day of the year, and the days of January are no exception. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(For Release On Or After 01/30/09) Few shrubs or trees are best purchased and planted while they are in bloom. One notable shrub, however, is currently in glorious bloom. And right now is an excellent time to plant it into your landscape. I am, of course, referring to the camellia – Camellia japonica.
(For Release On Or After 01/02/09) All-America Selections is a nonprofit organization that tests newly developed cultivated varieties of seed-grown bedding plants and vegetables in garden plots all across the United States.
(Audio 01/12/09) Louisiana gardeners might not consider January a prime month for planting, but the entire winter season is great for planting hardy trees, shrubs and ground covers. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(Audio 01/05/08) Roses can be planted all through the winter. As soon as you have your rose plants, get them into your garden so they can establish their roots. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(Audio 01/19/09) Winter is a good time to prune shade trees. They are leafless at this time, so it's easy to see their shape and where they may need pruning. Also, if you need a professional, tree companies tend to be less busy during the winter. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(Audio 01/19/09) Mealy bugs are a common insect on indoor plants. They usually find their way inside your home on plants purchased at a nursery or when you bring in plants that spent the summer outside. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(Audio 01/19/09) Here in Louisiana we don't do a lot of fertilization to our plants during the winter. Most of the plants we have in our landscapes are dormant this time of the year and don't need the nutrients fertilizers provide. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(Video 01/19/09) When is the last time you planted a new tree in your yard? On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains why it’s a good time to plant trees now – and what to look for when selecting young trees from the nursery. (Runtime: 1 minute, 38 seconds)
(Audio 01/26/09) Even through the cold of winter, we can experience a wide variety of pests in our home vegetable gardens. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(Audio 01/12/09) Parsley is an important herb in Louisiana cooking. LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill says nothing beats fresh, homegrown parsley. Louisiana gardeners can grow flat-leaf or curly-leaf parsley, and our winter months are a good time to plant this herb. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(Audio 01/26/09) We prune our roses in Louisiana about twice a year -- once in late January and again sometime in late August. When you prune, do it according to what your roses need. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(Audio 01/19/09) Bed preparation is an important part of gardening. If you are putting in new shrubs, flower beds or vegetable beds, these will require bed preparation. You can do the prep work in advance of planting. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(Video 01/05/09) The holidays have passed, and your Christmas poinsettias may look like they’re coming to an end as well. Can you replant them -- or should you throw them away? On this edition of Get it Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill provides answers about this poinsettia dilemma. (Runtime: 1 minute, 30 seconds)
(Audio 01/12/09) Some Louisiana gardeners prefer to overseed their lawns with ryegrass during the fall. Ryegrass grows very well in the cool winter weather and stays green through our coldest weather. But it also requires you to do some lawn care during that time. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(Audio 01/26/09) Winter is a superb time to add hardy trees and shrubs to your landscape. You can plant shade trees, add a privacy screen or bring in some flowering shrubs to enhance your landscape. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(Audio 01/26/09) Camellias are winter-blooming plants, and January is a good time to visit your local nursery and pick out the plant that best suits your needs. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(Audio 01/12/09) In cooler climates, foxgloves and holly hocks are perennials, but in the South they are cool-season annuals. Transplants are available in nurseries this time of the year. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(Audio 01/19/09) You can plant Irish potatoes into your vegetable garden now through February. To start planting, cut the seed potatoes into pieces about the size of an egg and make sure each piece contains an eye. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(For Release On Or After 01/09/09) Many gardeners consider snails and slugs to be the most disgusting pests in the garden. I could live with their looks if they just didn’t cause so much damage.
(Audio 01/05/09) Since Louisiana's winters are so mild, you can plant cool-season plants this time of year. You also should actively monitor the growth of the cool-season plants you already have planted. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(Video 01/12/09) Don’t let the season fool you. It can still be an optimal time to get some hardy plants in the ground. On this edition of Get it Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains the benefits of planting herbs now. (Runtime: 1 minute, 30 seconds)
(Audio 01/26/09) People often ask how they should water their indoor plants. The answers on this simple process begin by determining whether your plants need watering or not. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(Audio 01/12/09) You can start growing transplants for tomatoes, peppers or eggplants in trays or pots from now until the first part of February. It takes about six weeks to raise them to transplant size. Then the transplants should go into the ground in March. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(Video 01/26/09) Camellias are in bloom right now. If you have not planted any but are interested in getting them at a nursery, you might be interested in a unique style of camellia. LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains in this edition of Get It Growing. (Runtime: 1 minute, 35 seconds)
(For Release On Or After 01/23/09) The presence of birds is almost universally welcome among gardeners. Their contribution of movement, color, sounds and pest control are unique and desirable.
(Audio 01/05/09) Now that the holidays are over, you need to determine what to do with your holiday plants. Some can be kept, and others should be discarded. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(For Release On Or After 01/16/09) The name “asparagus fern” is a strange jumble of terms. These plants are neither ferns nor edible vegetables. Asparagus ferns are versatile, reliable and easy to grow and are useful in a variety of gardening situations.