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FARMING TIPS

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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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Selecting the Perfect Apple: Check the apple firmness: Avoid apples that are noticeably soft, discolored, or indent easily after you press the skin.

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

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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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Harvesting peas: Pick peas in the morning after the dew has dried. They are crispiest then.

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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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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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Blueberries are low maintenance, fruiting after about 3 years - and in the meantime make a very attractive patio plant.

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Harvesting Citrus: Depending on the climate, citrus fruits may take 6 to 8 months to ripen.

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Applying Horticultural oil during the dormant period will prevent unintended harm to beneficial insects such as bees and ladybugs.

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

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

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Apples: Choose your apple carefully to suit your tastes and the size of your garden.

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