The monthly newsletter of the St. Tammany Parish Master Gardeners Association.
Forms available to the Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners.
Listing of current officers & board members of the Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners (NWLAMG).
The LSU AgCenter Vegetable Specialist had the opportunity to visit Mendel University in the Czech Republic.
The Louisiana Master Gardener Updates page is designed to keep LMG volunteers statewide informed.
The 2018 Master Gardener class for Caddo, Bossier, Red River and DeSoto parishes will begin mid-January, 2018.
It is easy to build your own inexpensive compost bin using an old trash can or cinder blocks and adding leaves and sticks from your yard.
Get your garden ready to plant for spring by cleaning plant beds and transplanting bulbs. Prime your fall garden for broccoli, cabbage and carrots and others.
The Louisiana School Garden electronic newsletter, Veggie Bytes, is designed to help educators and students.
Friday, September 29th, 2017. The event is hosted by the Hammond Research Station.
Saturday, September 16, 2017. Bring your friends and family for lots of activities.
The hydrangea’s reliably charming and large flowers make it one of our beloved summer-flowering shrubs of Southern garden.
Ligularia is an excellent addition to any gardener’s shade garden. Consider incorporating ligularia as a great, course-textured addition.
(Video 08/07/17) Zinnias are beautiful flowers for Louisiana landscapes. But, some of the typical varieties are prone to disease.
The Adv. LMG Program is open to current Louisiana Master Gardeners in good standing who have completed at least 3 years of volunteer service.
FAQs relating to the Advanced Louisiana Master Gardener Program.
Peppers are a popular crop in the home garden, especially in Louisiana. These colorful fruit range from sweet and mild to hot in flavor.
Tips for the home gardener on planting onions, shallots, garlic and leeks, plus information on their pests and diseases.
Tips for planting broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower in the home garden.
The eggplant is believed to be a native vegetable of the Far East. Nutritionally, it is a good source of fiber and is high in Vitamin B and K. (PDF format only)
Squash and pumpkins are among the most popular and productive warm- season vegetables in Louisiana. This publication includes information on the varieties, culture, pollination and pest problems of both squash and pumpkins. (PDF Format Only)
The tomato is one of the most popular vegetables grown in home gardens. It requires little space when staked and tied and can produce 5 or more pounds of usable fruit per plant. Find information on varieties, soils, cultural practices and common pests and diseases. (PDF Format Only)
Irish potatoes are a cool-season vegetable grown in the late winter and spring in Louisiana and, to some extent, in late summer and fall. This publication includes information on varieties, insects, diseases, harvesting and storing of Irish potatoes. (PDF Format Only)
Recommendations on sweet corn varieties, cultural practices, diseases and pests for the home gardener.
Cucumber is a warm-season vegetable that yields a high return for the space it occupies.
By midsummer, many adults are thinking of ways to provide something for children to do until school begins. Why not start a gardening project?
Lawns and Other Turf Areas Chemical Weed Control.
Home Garden Chemical Weed Control.
Chemical Weed Control for Herbaceous and Woody Plants.
Increase your knowledge of plants by joining the Master Gardener class and have fun being a part of the group. To register for August class, call 318-251-5134.
The LFVGA and the LSU AgCenter work together to promote best management practices of Louisiana-grown fruit and vegetables. These photos are from some of our past fruit and vegetable field days.
Bell peppers were grown at Burden to determine a good-quality sweet peppers that readily matured into a color other than green.
The application period for the 2017 Louisiana Master Gardener Class of 2017 is now open.
In this issue: Trees; Flowers; Vegetables; Snails and Slugs; Vacation Care; Deadheading; Turf; Fruits; Butterflies; Southern bacterial wilt; Soil-less Mixes
Want to learn more about LSU AgCenter's "Greauxing Gardens" program? Simply, watch the attached video links!
A brief guide on how and when to grow vegetables for small scale gardeners.
Louisianians take pride in the appearance of their landscapes, and weeds detract from this beauty. Along with being aesthetically displeasing, weeds in flower
Stickers poke or stick uncovered feet later this spring and summer but the time to control them is now.
Information about the Louisiana Master Gardener (LMG) program and the commitment of Louisiana Master Gardeners.
(05/05/17) Summer bedding plants can quickly and economically help create the colorful landscape that so many gardeners crave.
Master Gardeners are members of the local community who take an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens.
Virginia buttonweed (Diodia virginiana) the number one weed problem in Southern turfgrass.
Description and management of Virginia buttonweed in home lawns.
A Lafayette Parish Master Gardeners Publication.
(04/07/17) Henry’s Garnet Virginia willow is a native shrub that adapts very well to landscape cultivation and is reliable and easy to grow.
Spring is one of the busiest seasons for vegetable gardeners
Spring is one of the busiest seasons for vegetable gardeners. Vegetables to Plant in March, April and May.
Herbs can be grown throughout the year in Louisiana. Some do better in warmer temperatures and others in cooler temperatures.
Summer flowering bulbs are generally planted in April and May, although plants growing in pots can be planted through the summer.
In south Louisiana you can plant warm-season bedding plants in late March or early April, and in north Louisiana around April or early May.
Louisiana iris is the name used worldwide for a unique group of native Louisiana iris species and their hybrids.
Imported fire ants inflict painful stings and create unsightly mounds in our landscapes, and most of us would be happier if they weren’t around.
Weed control; Super Plants, Summer Bulbs; Color in Flowerbeds; Fire Ants; Irises; Bedding Plants; Checklist; Vegetables; Lawns; Winter Chilling for Fruits
Louisiana's warm, humid weather encourages the development of several serious diseases that can damage rose bushes. This publication describes the major rose diseases found in Louisiana and offers disease management tips. (PDF Format Only)
The 2017 Get It Growing Lawn & Garden Calendar offers monthly tips for Louisiana gardeners from LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill.
February 18th, 2017 Learn more about conquering weeds, crape myrtles, herb gardens and extending your growing season.
February 19th, 2017 Free admission. Stroll through a collection of over 800 Camellia japonicas and sasanquas planted from the late 1930's to the early 1950's.
March 4th, 2017 Bring daffodil blooms from your garden and learn more about growing daffodils from our team of experts.
This article will give you more information on Carolina Jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens).
These classes are taught by Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service agents, university professors and professors emeritus.
Christmas tree growers face many obstacles to growing healthy trees with the largest challenge being pests.
Lafayette Parish Master Gardener Association Class Application
The LPMG assists the LSU AgCenter in educating Lafayette and surrounding areas about horticulture and environmental stewardship through the transmission of factual, research-based information.
Gardening resolutions will help add to the beauty of your yard by experiment planting if you aren't sure if they will grow in a certain spot or not.
One of the most challenging aspects of growing a garden in a school setting is pest management.
The primary goal of a school garden is to allow the students to grow plants from start to finish.
The Food Safety Guide for Louisiana School Gardens presents good agricultural and handling practices that are easy to implement in a school garden setting.
Students who work in school gardens learn responsibility for something other than themselves.
This publication contains enterprise budgets for sugarcane produced in Louisiana for the 2017 crop year.
A Master Gardener's humorous out-take on "The Night Before Christmas."
Recognition of the 29 Louisiana Master Gardener graduates who went through the St. Tammany Parish Program in 2016 .
Summer squash is an important component of the American diet.
These reports describe the statewide impact of the Louisiana Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program. Highlights are listed for selected parishes.
List of Louisiana Master Gardener Extension volunteer programs with contact information for each.
Results from the 2016 LSU AgCenter Pumpkin Variety Trial
These photos are from the 2016 Louisiana Master Gardener State Conference held in Kenner, Louisiana, this past May.