Grow Your Own Organic Stevia Sweet Sugar Alternative

Enjoy the natural sweetness of Stevia by growing your own organic Stevia plants from seeds. Sourced from Pleasance Herb Seeds in New South Wales, these certified organic Stevia Seeds allow you to cultivate a sugar substitute right in your garden or pots at home.

Features and Benefits

  • Certified Organic: Safe to grow and consume, these seeds are sourced from a certified organic producer, ensuring chemical-free plants.
  • Natural Sweetness: Stevia offers a healthier alternative to sugar, providing calorie-free natural sweetness without the harmful effects of refined sugar.
  • Easy to Grow: Suitable for both indoor and outdoor cultivation, these seeds allow for straightforward and adaptable gardening.
  • Multiple Uses: Stevia leaves can be dried and ground or used fresh to sweeten a wide range of food and beverages.
  • Australian Supplier: Proudly produced by Pleasance Herb Seeds, an established New South Wales seed provider, ensuring quality and reliability.

How to Use

  1. Choose a well-draining, fertile soil or any quality potting mix for planting the seeds.
  2. Sow the Stevia seeds directly into a prepared garden bed or pot, spacing the seeds at least 18cm apart to allow room for growth.
  3. Ensure seeds are shallowly covered with soil (about 2-3mm deep) as they require light for germination.
  4. Keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged, during germination and early growth stages.
  5. Seeds will germinate within 10-14 days, and the seedlings can be transplanted after 4-6 weeks or once they have 3-4 true leaves.
  6. Provide a sunny location for the plants as they prefer at least 6-8 hours of sunlight daily.
  7. Harvest the leaves once the plants have reached maturity and use them fresh or dried to sweeten your favourite foods and beverages.

Aqua Gardening Suggests These are Best For

Stevia Seeds are ideal for home gardeners and health enthusiasts looking to grow their sugar alternative, reducing their dependence on refined sugars. They're perfect for those who enjoy organic and natural sweetness in their daily diet, including individuals with diabetes, weight management goals, or those simply passionate about eco-friendly gardening.


What are Stevia Seeds?

Stevia Seeds are Certified Organic Seeds that allow you to grow your own natural sugar alternative at home. These seeds are produced by Pleasance Herb Seeds in New South Wales, Australia.

How do I grow Stevia plants from Stevia Seeds?

To grow Stevia plants from the seeds, follow these steps:

1. Sow the seeds in a tray with a high-quality seed compost.

2. Maintain a temperature of 18-23°C for optimal germination.

3. Keep the soil moist but not too wet.

4. Once seedlings are established, transplant them to your garden or pots.

5. Stevia plants prefer well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0 to 7.5 and partial sun.

When is the best time to plant Stevia Seeds?

The ideal time to plant Stevia Seeds is during spring or early summer when frost is no longer a threat and temperatures are consistently warm.

What are the health benefits of Stevia?

Stevia is a natural, calorie-free sweetener that is 200-300 times sweeter than sugar. It has no impact on blood sugar levels, making it a safe alternative for diabetics or those watching their calorie intake. Regular use of Stevia may help reduce sugar cravings and promote weight loss.

How do I harvest and use Stevia leaves?

Once your Stevia plant has grown and developed healthy leaves, you can harvest them by pinching or cutting them off the plant. For sweetening purposes, Stevia leaves can be used fresh, dried, or crushed into a powder. You can use the leaves to sweeten beverages, desserts, and various dishes.

How do I store Stevia leaves after harvesting?

After harvesting Stevia leaves, they can be stored in an airtight container away from direct sunlight. Both fresh and dried leaves will maintain their sweetness for an extended period.

Can I grow Stevia indoors?

Yes, Stevia can be grown indoors in pots, provided they have access to sunlight for at least 6 hours a day. Ensure proper drainage and maintain consistent watering and temperature conditions for optimal growth.

Are Stevia plants hardy, and how do I care for them?

Stevia plants are relatively easy to grow and care for, being adaptable to various climate conditions. They prefer well-drained soil, a pH of 6.0 to 7.5, and partial sun. Water the plants regularly, keeping the soil evenly moist. Prune the plants periodically to encourage bushier growth and more leaf production.

Are Stevia Seeds suitable for hydroponic systems?

Yes, Stevia can be successfully grown in hydroponic systems. Carefully transplant your Stevia seedlings to a suitable hydroponics system after the seedlings have grown into plants with established roots, and provide appropriate nutrients for optimal growth.

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