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Stevia is a plant that can be used as a substitute sweetener. Great for cooking & a great addition to any herb or vegetable garden.


How to grow stevia in a garden

  1. Choose a full sun position with light fertile soil. Boost nutrient levels by adding Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser
  2. Sow seeds direct or propagate cuttings direct to the soil or in seed trays. Use Yates Seed Raising Mix or a propagation mix. 
  3. Water moderately. When seeds emerge or cuttings produce roots, use a liquid feed to help growth. Use Yates Thrive Vegie and Herb Liquid Plant Food
  4. Harvest when plants are a good size. Store and dry leaves for the winter.

 

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How to grow stevia in a pot

  1. Choose a full sun position. Size of the pot needs to start at 200 mm, add a good free draining potting mix like Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter
  2. Sow seeds direct or plant cuttings, making sure there is plenty of space between plants. Use some Yates Seed Raising Mix to cover seeds. 
  3. Water on a regular basis and once the plants have germinated or taken root, thin them out and use Yates Thrive Vegie and Herb Liquid Plant Food weekly to promote growth. 
  4. Harvest plants when they are a suitable size. They can be semi-deciduous in winter. Leaves can be taken and dried out to use later.

Growing tips

  • Plants like to grow in a moist soil. Will take dry soil once established.
  • Protect from frost in winter. Spray with Yates Droughtshield to protect plants if needed.
  • Take cuttings through summer for propagation.


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