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My Stevia is Green.

Old 11-14-2019, 08:42 AM
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A while back, I posted about growing stevia and everyone gave me their wonderful tips. So...the stevia grew, I harvested and dried it and now I have stevia powder. Yes, it's very sweet, but it's green and floats on my coffee and does not dissolve. I'm using it in smoothies, but I think that the green color would not look so great in other concoctions. What to do? Am I missing a step here?

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Old 11-14-2019, 09:22 AM
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did you sun dry it first or just dehydrate it and then powder it. I let it sit in the sun for a couple days after harvesting then put it in my dehydrator then powder it in my magic bullet. Works for me and not so green
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Old 11-15-2019, 05:31 AM
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I picked my stevia leaves and put them into a bowl. Now if I want to use some, I put some into the liquid and strain that. I get the sweetness buy no floating.
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Old 11-15-2019, 06:14 AM
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Good hints about drying and using the homegrown stevia, I best grow some next year.
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Old 11-15-2019, 08:51 AM
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My Tea Lady warned me to not stew the stevia and put it in for very short periods until you get your desired results, I put mine in a tea ball. Now I know about how much to put in and for how long.
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Old 11-15-2019, 09:47 AM
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I use store bought Stevia all the time but where do I get the Stevia plant? Would love to try this method of getting Stevia powder
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Old 11-15-2019, 11:18 AM
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We can buy the plants in our nursery in the spring and a lot of the seed companies carry the seeds. Not easy to grow but worth it!
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I use store bought Stevia all the time but where do I get the Stevia plant? Would love to try this method of getting Stevia powder
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Old 11-16-2019, 09:01 AM
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I've tried growing stevia from seed but didn't have good luck getting it started. This year I bought one plant and it grew easily in a pot in a sunny spot on the porch. It made about a 1/4 cup of powdered sweetener. Next year, I'll get about a dozen plants.

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Old 11-18-2019, 10:00 AM
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Thank you lwbuchholz for letting me know where I can get a Stevia plant.
I see you are from Montana. I was born and raised in Montana and I still miss that part of the country.
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