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Planting vegetables at the right time is so important to successful home gardening. For excellent information on when to plant vegetables in Louisiana, see the “LSU AgCenter Louisiana Vegetable Planting Guide.”
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Keep beds mulched to a depth of two to three inches to control cool season weeds in beds. Use leaves, pine straw or other available materials. Remember to keep mulches pulled back eight to 12 inches from the foundation of slab houses and pillars of raised houses to reduce the risk of termites.
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Lettuce can be direct-seeded into the garden now through the end of February. Good cultivars include Black Seeded Simpson, Oakleaf, Redsails, Cos Romaine, Buttercrunch and many others.