(Distributed 09/24/10) September and early October are ideal times for repotting tropical container plants that have summered outdoors. Plants placed outside on porches, patios, decks and balconies grow vigorously through the summer.
(Distributed 09/07/10) Seed companies around the country report an uptick in the sales of vegetable seeds this year. An increased interest in home vegetable gardening generally occurs whenever we experience economic downturns. If you planted a spring/summer vegetable garden, don’t forget to keep your garden productive with fall/winter plants.
(Distributed 09/17/10) By late summer, it’s not at all uncommon to see landscape beds that have grown decidedly untidy. Without the guiding hand of the gardener, the resulting chaos can lead to one big mess.
(Distributed 09/14/10)Scam artists are at work even in a recession, says LSU family economist Gloria Nye. Many scams and frauds count on people being more vulnerable when they are desperate because of hard times.
(Distributed 09/10/10) Louisiana wildflowers bloom through the year, except, perhaps, in the dead of winter. The spring and fall seasons, however, are when the most outstanding displays occur. The fall season of wildflowers is just getting under way and will continue through the end of November.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture