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Autumn fruiting raspberries are self supporting so you can plant them in containers or in clumps throughout your garden.

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Planting Cucumbers: A cucumber is of highest quality when it is uniformly green, firm, and crisp.

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Planting peas: It is best to rotate pea crops every year or two to avoid a buildup of soil-borne diseases.

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Applying Horticultural oil during the dormant period will prevent unintended harm to beneficial insects such as bees and ladybugs.

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Bacterium Insecticide: The israelensis strain targets mosquito larvae and fungus gnats.

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Planting onions: At planting time, you can mix in some nitrogen fertilizer, too, and side dress every few weeks until the bulbing process begins.

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Storage Cucumbers: They will keep for a week to 10 days when stored properly in the refrigerator.

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Bacterium Insecticide: The kurstaki strain controls larval stages of butterflies and moths that feed on apple tree fruits and leaves.

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Fungicides: The copper fungicide disrupts the enzyme system of the pathogen and prevents the spores from germinating.

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Growing Honeyberries: For the best yields on tasty Honeyberries grow them in pairs to increase pollination.

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Rhubarb: For really easy fruit try growing rhubarb. Incredibly hardy in even the coldest of gardens!

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Planting Citrus: If the soil is not well-drained, plant the trees on a slight mound to prevent waterlogging.

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Planting onions: Till in aged manure or fertilizer the fall before planting. Onion plants need constant nourishment to produce big bulbs.

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Planting peas: To get the best head start, turn over your pea planting beds in the fall, add manure to the soil, and mulch well.

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Bacillus thuringiensis is a bacterium insecticide designed to target only certain types of pests without harming beneficial and predatory insects.

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Selecting the Perfect Apple: Check the apple firmness: Avoid apples that are noticeably soft, discolored, or indent easily after you press the skin.

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Planting Citrus: Citrus trees should be planted in a sunny and wind-protected area.

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Planting Sunflowers: Find a well-drained location and prepare your soil by digging an area of about 3 feet in circumference to a depth of about 2 feet.

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Harvesting Citrus: Depending on the climate, citrus fruits may take 6 to 8 months to ripen.

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Plant onions as soon as the ground can be worked in the spring, usually late March or April. Make sure temperature does not go below 20 degrees F.