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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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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: The best indicator of ripeness is taste.

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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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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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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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Horticultural oil is a well known insecticide that can be applied at anytime during the year.

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A fresh, high-quality apple should have a pleasant aroma. This will vary by variety with some apples like Gala having a stronger fragrance than others.

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

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

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

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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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Growing strawberries: Establish new plants each year to keep berry quality high each season.

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

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

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Rhubarb: Rhubarb can be planted from crowns in spring or in autumn. Choose a sunny or semi shaded spot on rich, fertile soil.

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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.