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Remove spent blossoms to prolong the flowering period.  The plant puts energy into the blossom to attract a pollinator.  Once the fruits/seeds begins to develop the plant no longer needs pollinators or flowers so all the energy goes into the fruits/seeds.  By removing the spent flower, you prevent the fruit/seed from developing and the plant has to start the reproductive cycle over with a new flower.

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Start preparing the soil for fall vegetable gardens. In July and August, start seeds indoors for cool-weather vegetables to plant this fall. Try collards, spinach, cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower.

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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Blount and Person Streets, from South Park through Downtown Raleigh and up to Mordecai
— 2 months away
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 2 months away
Second Saturday - Seed the Corridor - Raleigh, NCSat Oct 8, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Blount and Person Streets, from South Park through Downtown Raleigh and up to Mordecai
— 2 months away
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