Dried, ground leaves are a powerful herbal sweetener. Up to 30 times sweeter than sugar. Nearly calorie free. Small toothed leaves, slightly woody stems, with white flowers in late summer. Grows to 2 feet tall. Perennial in zones 9 and 10, Stevia can be grown as annual everywhere.
How to Plant STEVIA Seeds
Sow seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil but do not cover. Kept at 70-75°F., germination is in 7-21 days. Transplant into 3 inch pots as soon as seedlings are large enough to handle. Transplant into the garden 12 inches apart after all danger of frost.