SpearmintSpearmint rapidly develops flower stalks and the leaves become poor, small and inferior for flavor ing at just the time wanted most for seasoning drinks. To overcome this cut half the plants close to the ground in early summer and give the soil a thorough, deep soaking with liquid manure. New stems with tender leaves will soon develop. When they are large enough to use cut down the other half of the patch and treat it the same way. Water liberally and deeply during hot weather. Two beds may thus be kept producing "hand over hand" all season.
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