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Naylor's True Value Hardware & Garden Center has served as Baton Rouge's gardening specialists for nearly 60 years. Not only does Naylor's supply a complete line of hardware, our knowledgeable staff will also make your gardening experience successful by providing the best product or plant for your specific need. From vegetable gardening to hummingbird and butterfly gardening, from plumbing to electrical turn to the experts at Naylor's for all your needs.

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March 29th, 2011

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14441 Old Hammond Hwy.
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

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Yellow Squash Casserole

April 22nd, 2014

2 pounds yellow squash, sliced
1 cup water
2 small onions, minced
2 tbls. butter, melted
1 cup round buttery cracker crumbs, divided
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup bacon bits
1 jar pimiento, drained
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Combine squash and water in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until squash is tender. Drain well and mash; set aside. Saute onion in butter until tender. Combine onion, squash, 3/4 cup cracker crumbs, cheese and remaining ingredients. Spoon into a lightly greased 2-quart casserole. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cracker crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Yield: 6 servings.

Yellow Squash

Yellow Squash

Azalea Gall

April 21st, 2014

IMG_5751Do you have these brown balls attached to your azaleas leaves? You may have a case of Azalea leaf gall. Azalea leaf gall can be green to a red-ish brown and is caused by a fungus. Don’t fear though, Azalea Leaf Gall isn’t serious and can be removed by simply using your fingers to break the leaf off.

Hail Storm and Cajun Belles

April 12th, 2014

Q: Checking in to see if you have any cajun belles on their way yet or if I need to put something else in the spot I have open.

Also, my cucumber plants (spacemasters) got beat pretty bad in the hailstorm.  Some of them are broken above the ground, but below any of the leaves.  One looks like it’s trying to sprout new leaves.  How long should I wait to see if they are going to survive or should I just go ahead and replace them?  I planted them about two weeks ago and they were just starting to grow a little taller.
Thank you,

A: We have not been able to locate any cajun belles.  If we cannot locate any, Johnny will be growing them next year.

As far as your cucumbers are concerned, if the cucumbers are broke below the leaves I would replace them.



What is this?

April 2nd, 2014

Q: My neighbor has this growing in her yard and I’m seeing them all around town. What is it and do you have any in stock?

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A: That is an Azalea and we have them in stock. We just recently received the first shipment of the year so there should be plenty of selection.

March 30th, 2014

photo 1Looking for a fun and attractive way to support your vining vegetables or ornamentals? Cattle fencing is sturdy enough to support just about any plant that grows on it. Come by Naylors to ask questions or to receive a how to on constructing a Cattle Fence trellis.

Heirloom Tomato Varieties

March 6th, 2014


Tomatoes average 2 lbs. but can reach up to 5 lbs. Dark pink and deliciously sweet. Indeterminate 90 days.

Tomatoes average 2 lbs. but can reach up to 5 lbs. Dark pink and deliciously sweet. Indeterminate 90 days.


Large 1 lb. white fruit with a mild, low acid taste and very few seeds. Indeterminate. 82. days.

Large 1 lb. white fruit with a mild, low acid taste and very few seeds. Indeterminate. 82. days.


Unusual medium pink purple fruit. Average 8-12 ounces. No cracking. 80-90 days. Great tasting! Indeterminate.

Unusual medium pink purple fruit. Average 8-12 ounces. No cracking. 80-90 days. Great tasting! Indeterminate.

Hillbilly tomato

Mister Stripey


Old pink variety. Large meaty fruit helped pay off the farm. 85 days. Indeterminate.

Old pink variety. Large meaty fruit helped pay off the farm. 85 days. Indeterminate.

German_Johnson_TomatoVigorous, potato leaf vine. Medium mild flavor. Meaty pink in color, low in acid. 80 days. Indeterminate.

Shrimp Stuffed Mirliton

February 25th, 2014


Shrimp Stuffed Mirliton

3 Mirlitons
6 Tbs butter
1 1/2 tsp. Tony’s Seasoning (or your favorite Cajun seasoning)
1/2 cups onions, chopped
1 rib celery, chopped
1/4 cup bell pepper, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper seeded and minced
2 tsp. garlic, minced
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
1 Tbs. parsley chopped
1/2 lb. shrimp shelled, deveined and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup unseasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Boil mirlitons in a large pot of water until soft (about 45 minutes). Cut in half lengthwise and scoop out pulp, leaving at least 1/4″ all around and set aside.
Melt 4 Tbs. butter in a pan and sauté onion, celery and peppers with 1/2 tsp. of Tony’s seasoning until soft (5-10) minutes.
Add mirliton pulp, garlic, shrimp and remaining 2 Tbs. butter and cook for 2-r minutes until shrimp turn pink.
Stir in bread crumbs, green onions, parsley and remaining teaspoon of Tony’s. Remove from heat.
Place empty mirliton halves in a casserole dish and fill with mixture. Top with cheese and sprinkle with paprika or for a little more heat use cayenne pepper instead.
Place in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes.
Serves 6.

Mirlitons and Livingston Seeds Have Arrived

November 11th, 2013


Come in soon to get the best selection of Livingston seeds. Fresh seeds for this season like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, spinach, brussel sprouts, and beets have arrived. For those that like to get their seeds early, our Livingston Seed spring selection has arrived as well.


We have received our Louisiana Heirloom Mirletons this year as well, Joseph Boudreaux and Kevin Boutte are the varieties. Both are sourced in Louisiana and are a proven variety. With a bland flesh and a texture similar to a potato or a cucumber, they are great stuffed with seafood stuffing. Check out this Recipe from John Folse.

If you’re nervous about planting mirletons, don’t worry. Find a well raised, well drained bed and plant near a structure ( a hurricane fence or trellis does fine). Mulch heavily with leaves or pine straw to protect from the frost. When spring gets here, remove the mulch and fertilize with a vegetable fertilizer.

For those that can’t make it to Baton Rouge, give us a call at 225-272-6412 or shoot us an email at Naylorsbr@gmail.com. We’d be glad to facilitate shipping of mirletons.

Fall Newsletter 10/30/13

October 30th, 2013

Fall weather is now upon us offering us an to plant cool season annuals like pansies, violas, snapdragons, and dianthus. We have shipments arriving several times a week with these and other popular fall plants.

It’s not too late to plant fall vegetables as well. Transplants for cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and lettuce are still plentiful. Kale, mustard, and collards grow great from seeds or transplants. Don’t forget the beats, carrots, and radishes as the soil temperatures have gotten to ideal temperatures for these root vegetables. Though we are not there yet, grab your spinach seeds as they will be ready for planting next month. Check our Availability Page to see whats in stock.

We have received our second and final strawberry shipment. Camino Real is the second variety that we will be carrying. Come in soon as supplies are dwindling. If you need less than 25 plants, we do have transplants.

As with every growing season, be on the lookout for pests that always tend to pop up. Cabbage worms and Cabbage loopers can be abated by applying regular preventative sprayings of Thuricide, an organic insecticide.

Brown Patch and Scale

October 23rd, 2013



Be on the lookout for brown patch as the moist and cool weather promotes growth of fungus. Look for dead, irregular patches of dead grass in your Centipede or St. Augustine. Brown patch is usually found in low lying areas. They’re two choices when treating brown patch: Infuse granules or F-stop granules.

Another issue that we are seeing is Scale. Check your shrubs for white dots on the bottom of the leaves for white silk like bumps or  small brown bumps. Treat your shrubs with All seasons oil spray to rid you of the scale.