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Growing strawberries: pH should be between 5.5 and 7. If necessary, amend your soil in advance.

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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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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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Apples: If space allows then choose two varieties that will pollinate one another. In smaller gardens try growing fruit trees in tubs.

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

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

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

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Autumn fruiting raspberries are simple to maintain just shear the canes to ground level each February and look forward to another juicy crop!

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

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

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

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