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Planting onions: At planting time, you can mix in some nitrogen fertilizer, too, and side dress every few weeks until the bulbing process begins.

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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 onions: Till in aged manure or fertilizer the fall before planting. Onion plants need constant nourishment to produce big bulbs.

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

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

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Harvesting peas: Peas can be frozen or kept in the refrigerator for about 5 days. Place in paper bags, then wrap in plastic.

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Apples: If space allows then choose two varieties that will pollinate one another. In smaller gardens try growing fruit trees in tubs.

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Planting peas: To get the best head start, turn over your pea planting beds in the fall, add manure to the soil, and mulch well.

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

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

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Insecticidal Soap: Insecticidal soaps contain long-chain fatty acids, which are less toxic than chemical insecticides.

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

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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.