LSU AgCenter

Seeds may be planted thickly into plastic flats, trays, pots or other handy containers for later transplanting. Containers should be clean and sturdy, have drainage holes and fit into the space available for growing the young plants.
—LSU AgCenter/Johnny Morgan Photo

Get it Growing: Start plants from seeds

At some point, many gardeners discover seed catalogs offer a much greater selection of annual flowers and vegetables than can be found at the local nursery.

Trees planted on the southwestern and western sides of the house will shade the house from the most intense sun during the hottest part of the day.
—LSU AgCenter/Rick Bogren

Get It Growing: Select the right tree for the landscape

In Louisiana, we celebrate Arbor Day each year on the third Friday in January. Arbor Day is when we take time to plant trees and appreciate the benefits that trees provide for us.

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