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Re: Stevia

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  • nerdnooky
    Best way to germinate tropicals is by poly bag on top the fridge. This never lets me down. Stevia doesn t need light until germination, but it does need
    Message 1 of 19 , Oct 20, 2009
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      Best way to germinate tropicals is by poly bag on top the fridge. This never lets me down. Stevia doesn't need light until germination, but it does need warmth.

      --- In pfaf@yahoogroups.com, matthew@... wrote:
      >
      > If you can find a source for good quality plants, Stevia is usually (and much more easily) propagated from cuttings.
      >
      > Seed viability is usually very low (look for the fatter darker seeds) and germination of viable seed is not always consistent, even with excellent conditions.
      >
      > Matt
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: baba_alisha2003@...
      > To: pfaf@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: 10/15/09 4:25 PM
      > Subject: [pfaf] uk herb production
      >
      > hi again. it's been a while since i was here, previously looking advice about growing stevia in the uk. as it happened i never managed to get a single seed to germinate though they were supposed to be fresh seeds and i followed the instructions they came with aS best i could with the light we have here...
      >
      > .... i am still looking at ideas for growing herbs here in south west england, as i have access to land at a couple of organice farms...
      >
      > .... just in the process of rebooting the planning and researching processes for next spring...
      >
      > .... so am here opening the doors to any inspiration or advice pfaf members might wish to share with me as to what herbs would be easy and profitable to grow in this climate.
      >
      > .... the soil at one farm is largely very clay rich... i'm yet to visit and see the others...
      >
      > .... many thanks for all replies in the meantime...
      >
      > raspex...
      >
      > hugo
      >
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