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I have spent far too long weeding the paths in my herb patch this year as a result of letting it all go to seed last year.
If farmers go out of business, the countryside to will go to seed.
Allow weeds to go to seed, and you can expect those seeds to germinate over the next seven years or so.
It's sad to see once-beautiful actresses go to seed, sadder to see them go to CBB, and saddest of all to seem them outglamoured by C-lister Alex Reid.
Allowing the flowers to go to seed will shorten the productive lifespan of the plant, so it is best to remove the spent flowers promptly.
We also need to cut off the seed pods as they appear or the plants will just go to seed and stop flowering.