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FARMING TIPS

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Planting onions: Practice crop rotation with onions.

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Rhubarb: By the second year you will be harvesting succulent red stems, and once it settles in it will virtually look after itself.

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

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Planting peas: Peas will appreciate a good sprinkling of wood ashes to the soil before planting.

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Fungicides: Apple scab, European canker, fire blight and brown rot are a few diseases attacking apple trees that copper fungicides can control.

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

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Rhubarb: Rhubarb can be planted from crowns in spring or in autumn. Choose a sunny or semi shaded spot on rich, fertile soil.

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Water blueberries with rainwater as the lime in tap water will reduce the soil acidity over time.

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

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Blueberries are low maintenance, fruiting after about 3 years - and in the meantime make a very attractive patio plant.

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Get to know your apple varieties: You will want to get to know the characteristics of your favorites, including their color, size and shape.

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

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Planting Cucumbers: Cucumbers are best picked before their seeds become hard and are eaten when immature. Do not let them get yellow.

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Planting onions: Select a location with full Sun where your onions would not be shaded by other plants.

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

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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 Citrus: Undamaged citrus fruits can be stored for several weeks at cool temperatures.

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