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

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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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Horticultural oil is a well known insecticide that can be applied at anytime during the year.

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Eat when you eat. Try not to do simultaneous activities such as typing, watching TV or driving when you eat. You will appreciate each bite even more.

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

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

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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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Bacillus thuringiensis is applied as a foliar spray; after the targeted pest consumes the bacteria, it stops feeding and will die within a few days.

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

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

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Dormant Oil: During the apple tree dormant stage, apply dormant oil to control overwintering pests.

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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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Insecticidal Soap: Insecticidal soaps contain long-chain fatty acids, which are less toxic than chemical insecticides.

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Planting onions: Soil needs to be well-drained, loose, and rich in nitrogen; compact soil affects bulb development.

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Planting peas: As with other legumes, pea roots will fix nitrogen in the soil, making it available for other plants.