Thomas J. Koske | 10/14/2005 1:24:02 AM
October is a last chance to start a full vegetable garden, according to LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Tom Koske.
Seeds can be planted for beets, carrots, radish, collards, turnip, spinach, mustard, endive, escarole, loose-leaf lettuce, parsley and cilantro.
"Now is the best time to set out garlic, shallots and onion bulbs," Koske says, adding, "Bulbing onion seed for transplants can still be started, but plant soon. These transplants will go out in December.
Chinese cabbage can still be seeded in the southern parishes, but should be only transplanted in northern parishes. Broccoli and brussels sprouts can be transplanted only in the south, but head lettuce can be transplanted in all parishes.
"With all these choices, you still can get in a full fall garden with a good chance of a full harvest before the freeze," the horticulturist says.
More information on lawn care 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