If you protect plants from the frost, they will keep going well into the winter and may produce new foliage early in spring before they run to seed
Also, mix parsley seed with carrot seed when sowing to help repel carrot fly, and let it run to seed
to attract aphid-munching hoverflies.
Jack Doyle, London DAVID: Bolting - when plants or veg prematurely run to seed
- is usually caused by stress such as drought.
It will not run to seed
so easily in slightly cooler weather.
Sow seeds indoors in late March in trays of compost, not earlier as the plants tend to run to seed
Annuals must be regularly dead-headed and watered if they are not to run to seed
Even short dry spells will produce plants which run to seed
prematurely, just as my Chinese cabbages did years ago.
Water the plants regularly and give them a liquid feed every few weeks, removing yellowing leaves and replacing the plants when they run to seed
If planted by early April, the plants will produce tender greens until the end of June, when they typically run to seed
The loose leaf varieties such as Red Salad Bowl, Lollo Ross and Bijou are tolerant of hot weather and seem to do better at this time of year than the cabbage head types which can annoyingly run to seed
IN DRY weather make sure that lettuces are kept adequately watered or at this time of year they will soon bolt or run to seed
What is the problem if the grass is a foot high as long as our wild flowers are allowed to mature and run to seed
to multiply next spring?
It encourages plants to produce more flowers and not to run to seed
FORGET summer bedding - they'll run to seed
quickly when starved of water.
Snip off dead-heads and all open flowers so the plants are less likely to bolt and run to seed
while you're away.