vegetable gardening

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
Dinkum / Wikimedia

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


It's now that we begin to focus on the planting of cool season vegetables that will grow and produce during the fall, winter and spring. But September is a transitional month, and warm season vegetables are also in the garden this time of year. 


Tomato starts
Ralph Hogaboom / Flickr

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


This could be lunch.
Jana Remy / Flickr

It's time to plant fall crops.


Summer squash, fresh from the garden.
Tim Sackton / Flickr

June is the peak month for harvesting early summer vegetables in south Louisiana. Harvesting at the right stage is essential to getting the best quality out of your garden.


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