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• Pick broccoli regularly to encourage production of additional side shoots.

• Pinch off any young tomatoes that are too small to ripen. This will channel energy into ripening remaining mature, full-sized fruits.

• Sow spinach now for a late crop that can be overwintered under mulch for spring harvest.

• Lift gladiolus when their leaves yellow. Cure in an airy place until the tops dry thoroughly before harvesting and storing the corms.

Look for paw paws ripening in the woods now.

• It’s not unusual to see puffballs and other mushrooms in lawns at this time of year, especially after a rainstorm.

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