The sweetener? I've tried the leaves for tea, but diidn't like it much. Do you know anything about the plant?
I saw seeds for the leaves and it stated they can be dried to use as a sweetener. But also said the leaves can be placed in tea as one as well. I do not know anything other then that.
Shawn I do not know much about growing it, but I do know Stevia sweeteners are basically extract from the leaves. Stevia teas are also available, so they leaves can be used to brew tea, similar to using mint leaves (or any plant leaves) to make a tea. It would be less sweet than the condensed leaves. I know a lot of people will mix stevia and mint leaves to make a "refreshing" type tea (never done this, so cannot vouch). You can also make a syrup by boiling the leaves down to make a liquid sweetener.
I went through a whole pack of seeds without getting any to sprout at all. I'm planning on trying again when I buy more seeds. I think it would be great dried and added to tea.
serri588 , Let me know what ones you will be buying and I can get some too. Maybe we can try a GAL together of it.
With as much trouble as I've had, I'm probably going to buy a live plant next time and use cuttings to get them into the hydroponics. (Speaking of which it is about that time of year). Maybe I can try shipping rooted cuttings.
I can send you some of my seeds if you would like. In the meantime, let me reach out to someone to see the best wy to try and germinate. I will do that tomorrow
While I wait for a return call, my seed pack states the following:
Sow in cell packs or flats (so that tells me we can use a sponge) Press into soil but do not cover (we can place on top of the pods or carefully place inside the pod near the tops) Germination is 7-21 days.
So just let me know if you would like a few of my seeds Happy