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I'm learning that search engines are out to sell me stuff; not to help
me find things...
(rant over. for now)
I'm trying to find out if Stevia seed can be stored, well dried and
sealed, in the freezer. I know it's fairly short-lived and spotty on
germination. We grew it several years ago; a few plants provide more
dried and ground leaves than the sweetest tooth could need, but now to
try again with online purchased seed.
Did I mention that I'm ....erm... economical?

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On 2/16/2019 12:55 PM, Gary Woods wrote:
I'm learning that search engines are out to sell me stuff; not to help
me find things...
(rant over. for now)
I'm trying to find out if Stevia seed can be stored, well dried and
sealed, in the freezer. I know it's fairly short-lived and spotty on
germination. We grew it several years ago; a few plants provide more
dried and ground leaves than the sweetest tooth could need, but now to
try again with online purchased seed.
Did I mention that I'm ....erm... economical?

Many thanks,

* I prefer "frugal" ... we are too . I don't know anything about stevia
but in general seed that is stored frozen maintains a higher percentage
of viable seeds .

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Gary Woods wrote:

I'm learning that search engines are out to sell me stuff; not to help
me find things...
(rant over. for now)
I'm trying to find out if Stevia seed can be stored, well dried and
sealed, in the freezer. I know it's fairly short-lived and spotty on
germination. We grew it several years ago; a few plants provide more
dried and ground leaves than the sweetest tooth could need, but now to
try again with online purchased seed.
Did I mention that I'm ....erm... economical?


i'm out of the loop with this plant. i don't
even know if it is an annual or perennial or
what...

that said:

no luck with rooting cuttings and keeping
them indoors for the winter?

(and did you move to the UK? or why the crosspost?)

if i were a grower i'd be happy to send you a
few rooted plants in the mail once it warmed up a
bit (take the dirt off the roots, wrap in moist paper
towel, put in plastic bag then envelope, many small
plants will survive the trip if they're not frozen).


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On Sun, 17 Feb 2019 09:07:02 -0500, songbird
wrote:

no luck with rooting cuttings and keeping
them indoors for the winter?

(and did you move to the UK? or why the crosspost?)


Haven't tried overwintering cuttings, though I do that with Rosemary;
it doesn't survive my winters.
I normally lurk in the UK group, but they have a lot of expertise, so
a good place to ask.

I got 1-count 'em, 1- seedling from some commercial seed; waiting on
germination from seeds from another source (I'm nothing if not
stubborn/exacting/obsessed)
If I can't find anything else, I'll put part of the seeds I just got
(if they germinate at all) well-sealed in the freezer just to see.

Thanks for the help, all! Currently 12F outside with bright sun.

Cheers!


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On 2/16/19 10:55 AM, Gary Woods wrote:
I'm learning that search engines are out to sell me stuff; not to help
me find things...
(rant over. for now)
I'm trying to find out if Stevia seed can be stored, well dried and
sealed, in the freezer. I know it's fairly short-lived and spotty on
germination. We grew it several years ago; a few plants provide more
dried and ground leaves than the sweetest tooth could need, but now to
try again with online purchased seed.
Did I mention that I'm ....erm... economical?

Many thanks,


Hi Gary,

No idea.

I am curious if home grown stevia has that saccharine/gasoline
after taste?

-T


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