AgCenter releases home vegetable gardening guides

(03/17/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – As spring approaches and home gardeners get in full swing, the LSU AgCenter is offering a series of guides with tips on growing better vegetables.

The free guides, which are available on the AgCenter website, provide information on selecting varieties that grow well in Louisiana and in the amount of space and soil type in individual gardens. Tips on when and how to plant and fertilize are included, along with remedies for common insect, disease and weed problems and advice on harvesting and storing vegetables.

Guides are available on beans, cabbage, corn, cucumbers, eggplants, lettuce, peppers, potatoes, squash, strawberries, tomatoes, onions, shallots and garlic.

“These guides are a great resource for both new and experienced gardeners,” said LSU AgCenter vegetable specialist Kiki Fontenot. “We are continually updating the guides with new varieties and sustainable, earth-friendly practices for managing unwanted pests in the garden.”

The files can be downloaded at and putting vegetable gardening tips in the search box.

3/18/2016 6:41:30 PM
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