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Grow Stevia from Seed

Considered a tender perennial herb, stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) is hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 through 11. The plant’s leaves are dried and ground into a sugar substitute with zero calories. What makes the leaves so sweet are compounds called steviol glycosides. Because the levels of these compounds vary in plants […]

Basil – How to Grow

Basil is one of the most popular herbs grown in home gardens and kitchens. It’s versatile and easy to grow. You can either buy starter plants at the nursery or plant seeds, which germinate readily. It’s important to keep the soil around the basil’s roots insulated so use some type of mulch to topdress the […]