vegetable gardening

LSU AgCenter

Vegetable gardening seasons can be roughly divided into the cool season and the warm season here in our area. Vegetable gardeners must be especially attuned to the seasons and observe carefully the proper planting times for vegetables for the best results.

Planting times are related to a variety of factors but more important than anything else, the temperatures we'll be having.

LSU AgCenter

August is a transitional time of the year in the vegetable garden. While cool season plantings begin in earnest next month, some of the more heat-tolerant cool season vegetables, such as the cole crops, can be planted into the garden now.

And since our first frosts generally don't arrive until late November or early December, we can also plant warn season vegetables for fall production.

LSU AgCenter

June is the peak month for harvesting summer vegetables. One reason why people grow their own vegetables is the outstanding quality of freshly harvested produce -- right out of the garden and right to the table.

Harvesting Fall

Nov 29, 2014
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Many of the vegetables we planted in Louisiana in late summer or early fall will be ready to be harvested soon.

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