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FARMING TIPS

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Apples: Choose your apple carefully to suit your tastes and the size of your garden.

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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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Harvesting peas: Peas can be frozen or kept in the refrigerator for about 5 days. Place in paper bags, then wrap in plastic.

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Apples with full color have absorbed lots of sunlight which leads to great flavors.

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

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

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

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Visually examine the apple: Some marking on the fruit like a scuff or specks comes from nature and does not signal a bad apple.

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Growing strawberries: Roots should not be longer than 8 inches when plants are set out. Trim them if necessary.

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

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Growing strawberries: Establish new plants each year to keep berry quality high each season.

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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: The best indicator of ripeness is taste.

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

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Harvesting Citrus: Harvest the fruit by cutting them off with pruning shears or by pulling the fruit stalk from the tree.