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Spearmint 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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