It is like having an expert in the garden with you all year long. Place a 4- to 6-inch layer of mulch, such as pine straw, around the base of the plants to protect the roots and rhizomes. Gradening In Louisiana Good general information and advice for the southern gardener. We have a new mayor, finally. This easy-to-use book highlights each of the ten major plant categories using a monthly format. You'll find the answers to these questions and much more inside. October: Vegetables to plant this month include beets, broccoli transplants , Brussels sprouts transplants , cabbage, carrots, cauliflower transplants , celery, Chinese cabbage, collards, endive, green peas, snow peas, edible podded peas, garlic, kohlrabi, lettuce, mustard, onions seed or sets , rutabaga, shallots sets , parsley, radishes, spinach, Swiss chard, turnips and kale.
Then prepare the bed and plant warm-season bedding plants that will thrive here in summer. Begin to order spring-flowering bulbs from catalogs for delivery in October. This will give them time to make some root growth before the heat of summer. We garden in the winter, the summer and the two or three weeks of fall and spring that come our way. Finish pruning spring-flowering shrubs, such as azaleas and spirea, in early July. Pest problems are all too common in summer flower and vegetable gardens.
Hold off pruning cold-damaged woody tropicals, such as hibiscus and angel trumpet, until spring. Abstract: For years, do-it-yourself gardeners in the southern United States have brought their questions to the Garden Mama herself, Nellie Neal, for her lifelong expertise in gardening through thick and thin. During the 20+ years Dan has been disseminating plant knowledge in the New Orleans area, his reputation has spread and we rely on him for all sorts of growing information. An easy-to-follow format, extensive how-to photos, and specific advice give you a rich, month-by-month picture of gardening in these two garden-friendly states. September: In early September, plant transplants of tomatoes or peppers and seeds of squash, cucumbers, bush snap beans and bush lima beans.
They generally will have become dull by this time of the year. Now through February, dig, divide and transplant perennials, such as daylilies, ajuga, daisy, rudbeckia, coreopsis, yarrow and others. Herbs to plant include borage, celery, chervil, cilantro, dill, fennel, parsley, chives, garlic chives, lemon balm, Mexican tarragon, mints, oregano, rosemary, sage, sorrel, marjoram, thyme, French tarragon, feverfew, lavender and chamomile. Written by authors in your state, the information is tailored to the issues that affect your garden the most. From now through the winter, do not apply fertilizers containing nitrogen to most landscape plants. I am resolved to start getting it together this month. Reading this book is like having your own garden coach to answer your questions and tell you everything you need to do to get your garden rolling.
This is the beginning of the prime planting season for hardy trees, shrubs, vines and ground covers. Now, her regional mastery of the South bolsters our Month-by-Month Gardening series--already the definitive when-to and how-to resource for gardeners in regions across the country--with all the knowledge the Alabama, Mississippi, or Louisiana gardener and home landscaper needs to be successful. You'll find the answers to these questions and much more inside. This easy-to-use book highlights each of the ten major plant categories using a monthly format. December: Vegetables to plant in December include beets, cabbage, carrots, celery, Chinese cabbage, collards, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, mustard, onions, radish, rutabaga, shallots, spinach, Swiss chard and turnips. If any gardening tools or equipment need repair, now is a good time to get that done so everything is in good shape next spring.
As far as the seller goes, the shipping was much faster than I anticipated. Purchase roses in containers and plant this month. March: Begin planting warm-season vegetables, such as tomatoes and bell peppers use transplants for these two , cucumbers, corn, snap beans, mirliton and squash. And best of all, youll be reaping the benefits all year round. More reliance and emphasis on native plants is key.
August: Vegetables to plant in August include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, bunching onions, cabbage, cauliflower, Swiss chard, Chinese cabbage, collards, cucumbers, lima beans, mustard, snap beans, Southern peas, shallots, squash and turnips. He teaches lectures and demonstrations and writes articles on gardening. New plantings need the most attention, since they are more vulnerable until they have a chance to grow a strong root system. When is the best time to plant trees and shrubs? Book Summary: The title of this book is Month-By-Month Gardening in Louisiana and it was written by. Weeds can get out of hand very fast. Gardening in Louisiana is one of the first titles of the redesigned series from Cool Springs Press.
Dan emphasizes organic growing methods in his gardening approach as much as possible and as an organic gardener myself, I appreciate that. July: Vegetables to plant in July include cantaloupes, collards, cucumbers, luffa, okra, pumpkins, Southern peas, shallots, squashes and watermelons. I bought this book for the Vegetables and Herbs section, but there are many other pages that provide a wealth of information on annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs. Plant cool-season bedding plants, such as pansy, viola, alyssum, dianthus, calendula, snapdragon, diascia, nemesia, dusty miller, ornamental cabbage and kale, petunias and many more. Dan is not only the casual gardener's gardener; he is the professional gardener's gardener. Continue to plant transplants of tomatoes and peppers and seeds of snap beans, squash and cucumbers. Plant caladium tubers or started plants in shady areas this month.
Should I fertilize my lawn now? If you need to, prune spring-flowering shrubs, such as spirea, viburnum, quince, azalea, camellia, jasmine and mock orange as soon as they finish flowering. Prune off any freeze damage caused to herbaceous tropical plants, such as gingers, philodendrons, cannas and others. Written by authors in your state, the information is tailored to the issues that affect your garden the most. With this book, you'll know what to do each month to have gardening success all year. Dig and store your caladium tubers in early October.
He has bachelor and master degrees in horticulture from Louisiana State University. Well before the possibility of a hurricane, shade trees in the landscape should be checked carefully to make sure they are in good shape. In addition, you can plant seeds to grow transplants of broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, peppers and tomatoes. Deep South Month-by-Month Gardening includes all the specifics on growing annual and perennial flowers, bulbs, grasses both lawn and ornamental , edibles, roses, groundcovers, shrubs, trees, and vines throughout the yearincluding a section on water gardens. Overall, I'm very pleased with my purchase. There isn't any info on growing fruits, tomatoes excluded! Repeat-flowering roses generally are pruned twice a year — in late January to early February and again in late August to early September.