Bayou Garden

Saturdays at 7:34 a.m. and 9:34 a.m.

From selecting the right plants to proper watering techniques and dealing with pests, host Dan Gill delivers the information you need to garden successfully in Louisiana's unique climate.



Bayou Garden
6:58 am
Sat April 19, 2014

Keeping Kids Safe in the Garden

Child in the garden.
Credit Jaine / Flickr

Just as you would child proof an indoor room, it's important to take precautions in the yard.

Bayou Garden
6:01 am
Sat April 5, 2014

Concerning the Sex Lives of Cucurbits

Cucumber on the vine.
Credit Sivanesan S / Flickr

Many cucurbits -- vegetables that belong to the cucumber family -- can be planted in April. 

Bayou Garden
6:55 am
Sat March 29, 2014

From a Pot to the Ground

Earth Day tree planting.
Credit CEMEX

The ideal planting season for hearty trees and shrubs in the Baton Rouge area finishes up around the end of March.

Bayou Garden
7:15 am
Sat March 22, 2014

The Time is Nigh for Fertilizing Your Lawn

Centipede grass
Credit LSU AgCenter

The reason why we wait till late March to feed the grass is it's best to allow it to wake up, grow a strong new root system, and fungal diseases tend to be worse if we fertilize too early.

Bayou Garden
7:01 am
Sat March 15, 2014

Bushy or Vining, Grow Tomatoes!

Credit LSU Ag Center

Mid-March to mid-April is the best time to plant tomato transplants in the Baton Rouge area.

Bayou Garden
6:16 am
Sat March 8, 2014

Getting the Light Just Right

Credit James Jordan / Flickr

Plants are solar-powered organisms. To be a successful gardener, you have to learn the light preferences of each plant, from direct sun to full shade.

Bayou Garden
6:34 am
Sat February 22, 2014

Stimulate Growth, Get Pruning!

Drift Apricot rose blossom
Credit LSU AgCenter

Early February is an excellent time to prune repeat-flowering roses.

Bayou Garden
6:56 am
Sat February 15, 2014

Swiss Chard: Color and Nutrition for a Winter Garden

Swiss chard with yellow stalks.
Credit Schnobby / Wikimedia Commons

During the late winter and early spring, we can continue to plant cool season vegetables, including Swiss chard.

Bayou Garden
6:49 am
Sat February 8, 2014

Your Home, a Good Place for Plants to Start

Tomato starts
Credit Ralph Hogaboom / Flickr

Raising your own transplants is not overly difficult, and it is a fun, rewarding activity for home gardeners.

Bayou Garden
6:34 am
Sat February 1, 2014

Freeze Busted Citrus and Perishing Palms

Freeze damage.
Credit LSU AgCenter

This has been a really hard winter in Louisiana. An unusual amount of sub-freezing temperatures has caused a lot of damage to the landscape.