Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Have a stevia sprout

I complained a couple of months ago about my stevia seeds not growing. But I made a last ditch effort and put the few seeds remaining in a plastic baggie with a damp paper towel, and now I did get two sprouts. One sprout is growing so far; the other sprout hasn't come up from the soil I planted it in.

This is a good method for impatient people like me who can't keep watering soil where I planted a seed and nothing comes up for weeks. This also worked for lemon seeds. They take so long to sprout, but in the bag you just check them every few days, and you can see when they sprout. Also for seeds that have to have the cold treatment like apple or cherry seeds, you put the bag in the fridge and just check every couple of weeks. Eventually they will start sprouting.

Hey, I'm just learning as I go along.


At 1:16 AM, Blogger SteviaInfo.com said...

Good luck with the stevia growing. If you discover any good resources on the subject, please share them with us at SteviaInfo.com. We've got lots of recipes, research studies and news article about using stevia, but almost nothing about how to grow it...

At 6:27 AM, Blogger Jackie said...

Still battling to get stevia seeds here but will keep trying.

Thanks for the tip on seeds as I have been battling with sage seeds as they take so long to germinate I often forget about them and they dry out. Will try your method and see what happens.

At 3:52 AM, Blogger Home Improvement Contractor said...

Good Information

At 2:33 PM, Anonymous Greling said...

You can order ready-grown seedlings on eBay. I bought some seeds but I didn't want to wait, so I ordered a seedling. I've had it for about three weeks. It grows rather fast. At first, I watered it everyday (I read somewhere that you should). But, when I cut it down to every other day, the little plant suddenly rocketed upward. I estimate that in about two more weeks I'll be able to clip its leaves for natural sweetener.


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