(Stevia rebaudiana) 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, calorie-free, and all natural. The FDA has
approved its use as a dietary supplement. Sub-tropical
plant grown as an annual. Should be protected when
temperatures fall below 50°F.
8-12 weeks before last frost
Green Thumb Tip Sow seeds indoors on surface of soil. Keep indoors
until nighttime temperatures are consistently above
50ºF. May then be transplanted outdoors or into pots.
Prefers well-drained soil—do not overwater. Can be
grown year round in pots if given proper care.