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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.

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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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Apples: A well established apple tree is a real asset, and there is an apple to suit every size of garden.

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Planting peas: Peas are best grown in temperatures below 70 degrees F.

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Selecting the Perfect Apple: Check the apple firmness: Pick up the apple and gently press a small area of the fruit skin.

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Growing strawberries: Planting site must be well-drained. Raised beds are a particularly good option for strawberry plants.

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Insecticidal soap controls various common garden pests including mites, aphids, scales, whiteflies, thrips and leafhoppers.

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Planting peas: Water sparsely unless the plants are wilting. Do not let plants dry out, or no pods will be produced.

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Arrange sunflowers in tall containers that provide good support for their heavy heads, and change the water every day to keep them fresh.

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Sunflowers grow best in locations with direct sunlight (6 to 8 hours per day); they prefer long, hot summers to flower well.

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Fungicides: Fixed copper sprays are a garden staple used to control a wide array of fungal and bacterial diseases that attack apple trees.

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

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A fresh, high-quality apple should have a pleasant aroma. This will vary by variety with some apples like Gala having a stronger fragrance than others.

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Harvesting Sunflowers: Handle sunflowers gently. The flowers should last at least a week in water at room temperature.

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

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Apples with bruising or obvious signs of decay are not going to provide the best eating experience and should be avoided.

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

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Harvesting Citrus: Citrus fruits will not ripen off the tree, so refrain from picking them too early.

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Visually examine the apple: As you check firmness, turn the apple completely in your hand to visually check for quality.