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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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Bacillus thuringiensis is a bacterium insecticide designed to target only certain types of pests without harming beneficial and predatory insects.

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

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

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

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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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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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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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Growing strawberries: Planting site must be well-drained. Raised beds are a particularly good option for strawberry plants.

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

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Harvesting Sunflowers: Handle sunflowers gently. The flowers should last at least a week in water at room temperature.

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

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

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

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Visually examine the apple: As you check firmness, turn the apple completely in your hand to visually check for quality.

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