Friday, April 28, 2006

LSU AgCenter . Vegetables for South Louisiana Series

LSU AgCenter . Vegetables for South Louisiana Series: "Collards

Recommended Varieties
Morris Heading, Vates, Georgia (Creole), Champion
Cultural Practices
Planting Dates

March 15 to October 1
Seed to Plant -- 1 packet (100 ft row)
Planting Practices

Plant 1/8 inch deep, for plants 6 to 12 inches apart


5 to 6 lbs 8-8-8 or 8-24-24 (100 ft row). Side dress with 1/4 to 3/4 lb nitrogen 3 to 4 weeks after planting and again in 2 to 3 weeks. Side dressing after the first harvest will help the plant produce a second crop in 3 to 4 weeks


Days to harvest -- 75
Collard greens are harvested by cutting the tops out of the plants. However, any of the leaves may be harvested
Insect and Disease Control
Aphids -- Malathion (57%EC) 2 tsp/gal water, 7 days before harvest
Caterpillars -- B.t. (Thuricide, etc) according to label. Use weekly with wetting agent in spray
Plant some collards (6 to 10 plants) each month during the growing season to provide a continuing source of tender greens"

Friday, April 14, 2006


The Collard Patch is our new story cookbook. The printer is running a proof of the cover and the text today! If you would like to be one of the first to own this book, drop me a note. I'll make you a really good deal.

Paul Elliott and I have co-authored this unique cookbook. On the Internet there are hundreds of recipes for cooking collards, but I honestly do not know of another book focusing on the subject. Here are some of the things our book contains:
Some really good stories
The Most Popular Collard Greens Recipe in the World!
Cornbread Recipes to Go with the Collards
Heart Health Recipes
288 Big Pages of 214 Remarkable Recipes!

Write me at for more information about the cookbook.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Easter Recipes E-Book

My son-in-law Mike has a very easy way to prepare ham. It's perfect for Easter. In fact, I have an entire set of recipes for a great Southern Easter meal. If you will e-mail me at, I'll send the recipes to you.

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