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

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

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Insecticidal soap controls various common garden pests including mites, aphids, scales, whiteflies, thrips and leafhoppers.

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

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

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

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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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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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Harvesting Citrus: The best indicator of ripeness is taste.

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Planting peas: Water sparsely unless the plants are wilting. Do not let plants dry out, or no pods will be produced.

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

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

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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: Pick up the apple and gently press a small area of the fruit skin.

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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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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.