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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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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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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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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: Roots should not be longer than 8 inches when plants are set out. Trim them if necessary.

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Harvesting peas: If you missed your peas peak period, you can still pick, dry, and shell them for use in winter soups.

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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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Planting onions: Practice crop rotation with onions.

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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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Autumn fruiting raspberries are self supporting so you can plant them in containers or in clumps throughout your garden.

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

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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 peas: Peas will appreciate a good sprinkling of wood ashes to the soil before planting.

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

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Growing strawberries: Strawberry plants require 6-10 hours a day of direct sunlight, so choose your planting site accordingly.

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