Dig and store your caladium tubers in early October. February: Early this month, plant cool-season vegetables, such as beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, Swiss chard, collards, lettuce, mustard, potatoes, radishes, spinach, snow peas and turnips. Continue to plant transplants of tomatoes and peppers and seeds of snap beans, squash and cucumbers. January: Vegetables to plant in January include beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, Chinese cabbage, collards, garden peas, Irish potatoes, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, mustard, radishes, rutabagas, spinach, Swiss chard and turnips. Select hardier palms, such as cabbage palm, windmill palm, jelly palm, Mediterranean fan palm, Canary Island date palm, palmetto and needle palm. Louisiana gardening by month: What to plant and when for a gorgeous garden all year long, Dan Gill, The Times-Picayune garden columnist, This weekend in the garden, think about roses and ways to improve your outdoor living space, Hot times are tough for roses; here's how to keep them in the pink, What to do: Houseplants growing mushrooms and tomatoes with leaf fungus, It's time to watch for slime molds and brown patches; trim and fertilize flowers. of Agriculture & Forestry, Michelle Estay, Director • (985) 345-9483 These greens are washed and ready to cook or use in your favorite recipe. If you need to, dig and divide Louisiana irises, acanthus, Easter lilies and calla lilies this month and in September. If you need to, prune spring-flowering shrubs, such as spirea, viburnum, quince, azalea, camellia, jasmine and mock orange as soon as they finish flowering. Plant palms through August, since they establish best when planted into warm soil. Begin to order spring-flowering bulbs from catalogs for delivery in October. Anticipating freezing temperatures, evaluate tropical plants in your landscape. Remove developing seed pods from s Louisiana iris, agapanthus and amaryllis when they finish blooming. Fertilize roses and other shrubs now. In addition, you can plant seeds to grow transplants of broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, peppers and tomatoes. Keep up with weeding. But I'll buy them every time. Prune off any freeze damage caused to herbaceous tropical plants, such as gingers, philodendrons, cannas and others. When applying pesticides to food crops, observe the waiting period between treatment and harvest. August: Vegetables to plant in August include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, bunching onions, cabbage, cauliflower, Swiss chard, Chinese cabbage, collards, cucumbers, lima beans, mustard, snap beans, Southern peas, shallots, squash and turnips. Glory Foods Mustard Greens are picked young and tender to provide optimal flavor and nutrition. A few of my favorite combos are kale with white beans, mustard greens with lentils, turnip greens with black eyed peas, and beet greens (yes—the top of the beets!) You have permission to edit this article. with garbanzo beans. Repeat-flowering roses generally are pruned twice a year -- in late January to early February and again in late August to early September. Evaluate your flower beds of cool-season bedding plants carefully in late April and early May. Find Locally. Sharpen your lawnmower blades. Pest problems are all too common in summer flower and vegetable gardens. Hot, dry weather is ideal for chinch bug damage to show up on lawns, particularly in St. Augustine grass. Use cooked beans (and greens!) And while you're at it, head over to the NOLA.com's New Orleans Homes and Gardens page on Facebook. 1121 B, Baton Rouge, LA 70810, 6351 Pride Port Hudson Road, Slaughter, Louisiana 70377, 451 Louisiana Street, Winnsboro, Louisiana 71295, 4517 E Admiral Doyle Dr, New Iberia, LA 70560, Heirloom Garden Produce & Value Added Products, 140 Statesman Dr., D-23, Lafayette, LA 70506, 2025 W Gloria Switch Rd, Carencro, LA 70520, Peas, Butterbeans, Other Vegetables, & Melons, 23895 Blood River Rd, Springfield, LA 70462, Peaches, Watermelons, Tomatoes, & Other Vegetables, Collards, Turnips, Sweet Potatoes, & Vegetables, 5087 La Highway 1, Batchelor, Louisiana 70715, Strawberries, Tomatoes, & Other Vegetables, 6287 Old Baton Rouge Hwy, Alexandria, LA 71302, 1621 Bayou Rd, Cheneyville, Louisiana 71325, Fruit, Vegetables, Peaches, Tomatoes, Corn, Peas, & More, 266 Narcisse Lacour Rd, Opelousas, LA 70570, 17412 Hillary Simmons Road, Kentwood, LA 70444, 39817 N Bunker Hill Rd, Ponchatoula, LA 70454, 19354 Rolling Pine Dr, Amite City, LA 70422, 22061 Robertson Lane, Ponchatoula, LA 70454, Strawberries, Watermelons, Tomatoes, & Other Vegetables, Pecans, Peaches, Figs, Watermelons, Other Fruits, & Vegetables, 37122 Thomas Cryer Rd, Mt Hermon, LA 70450, Asian Pears, Apples, Lettuce, & Vegetables, 7469 Sage Hill Rd, St Francisville, LA 70775.