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Get Growing: Brussels Sprouts

As you begin making plans and starting seedlings for your fall garden, one you may want to consider is Brussels sprouts (Brassica oleracea). A member of the cole crops group (broccoli, cauliflower, collards, etc.), it is one of the more unique vegetables you can grow in your garden. It produces small cabbages in the leaf

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Who’s Eating Your Citrus (Other than You?)

Have you noticed something eating your citrus tree leaves lately? The culprit is most likely the orange dog caterpillar. The orange dog caterpillar looks like bird droppings on citrus tree leaves. They aren’t very cute in the larva (caterpillar) stage but after pupation they become the beautiful Heraclides cresphonte; known commonly as the Giant Swallowtail butterfly. When

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Louisiana: Vegetable Planting Calendar

Starting to plan the fall veggie garden? Or already elbows deep in it? Have you seen this handy informational sheet on planting and harvest dates from the Urban Farmer? This is a good guide to the last and first frost dates throughout the state, as well as a crop-by-crop calendar for the year. We typically

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