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A short description of commonly grown herbs for home gardens. Herbs included: anise, basil, borage, caraway, cherval, coriander, fennel, marjoram, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, savory, sesame, tarragon, thyme.
This publication is intended to introduce home vegetable gardeners to the various methods used to manage the many diseases that affect these crops. (PDF Format Only)
Vegetables are typically divided into two categories based on how we plant them into the garden.
Disease control on asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, celery, collards, corn, cucumber, eggplant, garlic, leafy vegetables, leek, lettuce, mustard greens, okra, onions, peas, peppers, potatoes, pumpkin, shallots, spinach and squash.
Things that promote resistance along with examples of herbicides having same mode of action and weeds that are resistant to them.
Home Garden Chemical Weed Control.
October's one of the greatest months of the year to get out into the vegetable garden and get some possibly long-needed maintenance accomplished.
The main reason to plant grafted tomato plants is to protect the plants from soil-borne diseases such as bacterial wilt, root knot nematode, and Fusarium wilt.
The LSU AgCenter Vegetable Specialist had the opportunity to visit Mendel University in the Czech Republic.
Every backyard garden needs at least one tomato plant, and certain varieties will do well in Louisiana.
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.
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?
Information broccoli varieties grown in southern Louisiana.
Bell peppers were grown at Burden to determine a good-quality sweet peppers that readily matured into a color other than green.
A brief guide on how and when to grow vegetables for small scale gardeners.
Cucumbers grown fresh for you in Louisiana.
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.
(12/09/16) Winter vegetable gardening in Louisiana is tremendously rewarding. Many of the vegetables that we planted earlier are ready to harvest.
Summer squash is an important component of the American diet.
Results from the 2016 LSU AgCenter Pumpkin Variety Trial
(10/26/16) Vegetable growers looking to grow pumpkins for fun or profit learned strategies to select varieties and increase yields at a recent
A home garden tomato variety trial to determine the best tomato for growing in containers.
The carrot variety trial was conducted in the early spring 2016 season. Fourteen carrot varieties were grown at three locations.
The LSU AgCenter regularly conducts tomato variety trials. Here are the results with the top performers.
With an array of beautiful colors and a variety of tex¬tures, lettuce has some of the widest ranges of selections within most of the vegetable crops grown today
This article provides small and large growers with the data collected from the 2012 watermelon demonstration plot at Burden Center in Baton Rouge, La.
A statewide trial of 10 heirloom tomato varieties was conducted. Yields, disease and insect incidence, plant growth and fruit characteristics were recorded.
(Video 05/30/16) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how to grow container cucumbers on a trellis.
The cucumber family, properly known as the Cucurbitaceae, provides a wide variety of vegetables.
Rosette disease is a destructive fungal disease of blackberries in Louisiana.
(Audio 08/31/15) For most Louisianians, shallots and green onions are synonymous. Stop by your local nursery to purchase bunching onion or shallot sets to plant in your garden. Listen for more information on growing and harvesting green onions. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Growing your own homegrown, fresh vegetables requires planning and commitment.
A guide to manage weeds in your home vegetable garden. (PDF Format Only)
A transplant is a small plant germinated from a seed. Growing your own vegetable transplants is very rewarding. By using these basic tips, you’ll be able to grow all kinds of exciting vegetable varieties in your own backyard. (PDF Format Only)
Constructing raised beds for the home vegetable garden. (PDF Format Only)
A practical guide to help you have a successful home vegetable garden.
Strawberries are a great addition to the home garden. Whether you intend on growing just a few plants in a container or multiple rows in the garden, following the advice provided in this guide (weather permitting) will lead to a successful harvest. (PDF Format Only)
Growing lettuce in the home garden just makes sense because we consume so much of this versatile vegetable. Because lettuce is a fast-growing crop, it can be planted multiple times from late summer into the fall season. (PDF Format Only)
Gardening is one of Louisiana’s most popular activities, and this publication is designed to provide Louisiana vegetable gardeners with a comprehensive guidebook to help them get the most from their gardens.
Weekly news article from LSU AgCenter county agent Kenny Sharpe. Pumpkins are ideal for getting a younger gardener interested in growing a garden. There is a lot of excitement with watching a pumpkin grow knowing that it will be carved for Halloween.
Chinese cabbage grows well in Louisiana vegetable gardens. Chinese cabbage is an excellent substitute for head lettuce in salads and sandwiches.
Learn how to grow lima, snap and other beans in your home garden using the latest cultural practices, pest control and harvesting techniques. (PDF Format Only)
Mini gardening is an intensive type of agriculture using a small space or containers to produce vegetables and plants. The main benefits derived from mini gardens are that they take much less space and require much less work. This publication includes information on constructing and maintaining a mini garden. (PDF Fomat Only)
Downy mildew is a potentially devastating disease of all cucurbits. Disease symptoms, development, control measures and color photographs of symptoms on pumpkin, cucumber and watermelon are included. (PDF format only)
Okra has always been a popular vegetable for southern gardeners and is the perfect choice for Louisiana’s hot summer climate.
"Fall is a good time to plant greens in your home garden," says LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Tom Koske. Crops include mustard, turnips, spinach, collards, kale and Swiss chard. All are cool-season crops with similar cultural requirements.
A variety of diseases affect watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) in Louisiana. These include gummy stem blight, Fusarium wilt, anthracnose and downy mildew.
A short description on how and why to prune your home-grown tomatoes
Use this guide to plant a successful vegetable garden. The information has been developed after considerable research and practical experience. (PDF Format Only)
September is Louisiana’s last chance to plant a relatively diversified vegetable garden before next spring. During this month we can detect the first signs of cooler weather that accompanies the fall, says LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Tom Koske.
Louisiana summers are a tough time for tomatoes to set and hold fruit. The heat causes irregular flower growth in most cultivars, and the result is poor fruit set, according to LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Tom Koske.
June is either the tail of spring or the head of summer in Louisiana. It depends on whether you are near I-20 or near I-10 interstates, according to LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Tom Koske.
March is a critical month in our vegetable gardens - early for some things and late for others. Timely planting is one way of increasing potential yield and decreasing production problems, says LSU Agricultural Center horticulturist Dr. Tom Koske.