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

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Planting onions: Practice crop rotation with onions.

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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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Growing strawberries: Planting site must be well-drained. Raised beds are a particularly good option for strawberry 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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Bacterium Insecticide: The kurstaki strain controls larval stages of butterflies and moths that feed on apple tree fruits and leaves.

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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.

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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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Planting peas: Make sure that you have well-drained, humus-rich soil.

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

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

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

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