Nature’s sweet secret. Used in Japan since the 1970s when the safety of artificial sweeteners came into question. Stevia extracts are 200-300 times sweeter than sugar, extremely low in calories and all natural. Protect when nighttime temperatures fall below 50 degrees F. (Annual) Learn How to Grow Stevia here.
Each packet contains approximately 10 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Plants thrive in well-drained rich soil and afternoon shade, especially in hot climates. Start indoors under lights 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost and transplant outside when nighttime temperatures are consistently above 50˚F. Space 18- to 24-inches apart in prepared garden beds. Grows well in containers too!
Cool temperatures and short days intensify the plant’s sweet flavor. As a result, leaves should be harvested late in the season. To dry, tie the cuttings in small bunches and hang upside down in a well-ventilated, dark room. Remove dried leaves from the stems and store whole in air tight jars. Crush or grind just before use.