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If they do emerge, chances are good they won't survive long enough to go to seed.
Some of these mechanisms can act precipitously, as when the salmon dies after spawning or a marigold plant dries up after its flowers go to seed.
Additionally, grass that is cut short does not go to seed, reducing the amount of pollen in the air.
Plants respond to thesamegravitational pull of the tides that affect the oceans, which alternately stimulates root and leaf growth, seeds sprout more quickly, plants grow vigorously and at anoptimumrate, harvests arelargerandthey don't go to seed as fast.
We had to clear a garden for a neighbour who died recently and it has reminded me to tell you not to let your herbs (or herbaceous plants for that matter) go to seed, unless you want them to.
Watch the lettuce and cabbage crops -- warm weather causes them to "bolt," turning them bitter as they grow taller and go to seed -- and harvest them before bolting occurs.