Muscadines fruit on shoots that come from the previous season’s growth.
A primary criterion for choosing pecan varieties for yards and home orchards is resistance to pecan scab.
The sweet potato production cycle begins when sweet potatoes from the previous harvest season are planted in the spring, to produce “slips” for transplanting.
Mushrooms of Armillaria and Desarmillaria fungi, which cause root rot on a number of woody plants, often appear in the fall.
Green, snow, and sugar snap peas can be planted between mid-September and January.
Muscadines are well-adapted to our climate.
While native persimmons are astringent until ripe, some oriental persimmons are considered non-astringent and can be eaten while still fairly firm.
Shallots are easy to grow and taste wonderful in holiday dishes. Plant them soon if you want a crop by Thanksgiving.
The second half of October is a good time to plant strawberries in our area.
Start watching for leaffooted bugs in August and keep a lookout for them as fruit ripens.
Blossom end rot and buckeye rot are common problems with tomatoes.
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Have you noticed toothpick like growths sticking out of your tree?
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Cucuzza is a unique gourd to add to your vegetable garden. They are edible and are popular in Italian cooking.
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Spiny pigweed is one of the worst weeds home gardeners deal with.
Figs are one of our more easy-to-grow fruit plants, although at this time of year, leaf diseases are often observed.
Roughly 99% of insects are not “pests.”
A newsletter for horticulturists. Cool spring delays plant growth, blossom end rot, and fertilizing lawns.
Black flies, or buffalo gnats, are a major nusiance in the Feliciana parishes in spring.
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The orange dog caterpillar may look ugly now, but in a few short weeks it will turn into a beautiful butterfly.
Start planning for fall vegetable and flower gardens now and you will save time and money when its time to buy plants.
Following good cultural practices and scouting for insects and disease will allow homeowners to enjoy pecans year after year.
Mayhaw trees are native to Louisiana and do well in this area.
Most of our blackberry and blueberry plants have finished fruiting, so it’s time to think about pruning them and making a final fertilizer application.
There are still quite a few vegetables that can be planted now and in the coming weeks
Several types of insects make highly noticeable webs in trees.
Here are some reasons fruit or nut trees may fail to produce, or produce less than expected.
There's a variety of reasons that this can occur.
Besides diseases that kill tomato plants outright, there are leaf spot diseases that can reduce plants’ productivity and sometimes infect fruit.
Wilting tomatoes are a common complaint. There are several possible causes.
There are websites that can help you find local produce.
Making good plant choices is one of the most important aspects of gardening and landscaping.
Choosing disease resistant varieties is a way to save time and money, reduce pesticide use, and increase your enjoyment of the garden.
Choosing disease-resistant varieties is a way to avoid many plant disease problems.
Removing blackberry floricanes soon after harvest reduces the chance for certain diseases to spread from floricanes to primocanes.
Our growing season is long enough that we can prune blueberries soon after harvest, and the plants will have time to set flower buds for the next year.