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FARMING TIPS

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Harvesting peas: If you missed your peas peak period, you can still pick, dry, and shell them for use in winter soups.

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

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

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

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Storage Cucumbers: They will keep for a week to 10 days when stored properly in the refrigerator.

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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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Growing strawberries: Strawberry plants require 6-10 hours a day of direct sunlight, so choose your planting site accordingly.

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

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

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

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

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

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