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Gardening Resolutions

  1.  Try Something New ...

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10 Winter Gardening Mistakes

Mistake No. 1: Planting Too Late Making late additions to the landscape can result in devastating losses next spring. Perennials are the most susceptible to late planting, as alternating freezing and thawing of soil literally shoves plants out of ...

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Gypsum - The Universal Soil Amendment

  Gypsum is calcium sulfate. The most common form of it is the dehydrate which means that each molecule of calcium sulfate has two water molecules associated with it. It is expressed as CaSO42H20. The other form called gypsum anhydrite has no ...

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Starting from Scratch: Seeding 101

  Before you begin sowing seeds, find a sunny spot to keep the seedlings. They need light and water in order to germinate. They will need to be watered every day, so be sure to choose a tray able to drain excess water. It takes about 1-2 weeks ...

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The Joy of Bird Feeding

                                            Why feed birds? It takes time, money, effort, and dedication to ...

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For the Birds: Common Feeder Birds in Acadiana

Bird Feeder Foods Feeder Types Year-round     Blue Jay Black oil sunflower, hulled sunflower, striped sunflower, whole  peanuts, peanut hearts  safflower, millet Hopper, Tray, Whole peanut, Cylinder Brown-headed ...

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In the Zone: An Article on Plant Growing Zones

  Have you gone to a nursery to purchase a plant only to be confused by the zone indicated? Usually the zone on the label is the plant hardiness zone, but it is becoming common to include heat zones. First, let’s discuss plant ...

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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, ...

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