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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 onions: Practice crop rotation with onions.

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

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

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

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

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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 Citrus: If the soil is not well-drained, plant the trees on a slight mound to prevent waterlogging.

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Planting peas: It is best to rotate pea crops every year or two to avoid a buildup of soil-borne diseases.

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Apples with bruising or obvious signs of decay are not going to provide the best eating experience and should be avoided.

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

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Fungicides: Fixed copper sprays are a garden staple used to control a wide array of fungal and bacterial diseases that attack apple trees.