Tuesday, June 10, 2008

More Herbs!

Baby Basil has a new friend, his name is Stevia! (Thanks Jenny) Two weeks ago, my friend brought me a stevia plant. I was pretty excited as the day before we were just chatting about health, herbs, and especially sugar and high fructose corn syrup. Next day, she surprised me with this lovely little plant. I must admit that I was terrified that I would kill it. So I talked to this little plant that I have only known as the expensive little drops that I put in my tea on a cold winter day. I also re potted it and I can't believe how much it has grown in just two weeks. It's getting really tall and lots of new leaves are coming out! I really don't know how to 'harvest' it yet. I have to do some more reading up on when and how to dry it and such. I just love the fact that it is growing, and I haven't killed it. Maybe I just had to grow up before I could have my Mom's green thumb! Have I really grown up? Hummm......


Permission to Mother should be studying said...

I knew stevia was a plant product, but I didn't know one could grow it. :) Stevia works well in green smoothies. I suppose you can just add the leaf.
I am glad that you and "Red" are getting along.


Red said...

I know what stevia is and truth be told, when we were giving up the sugar thingy, we tried stevia *sticks finger down throat* It left a bitter after taste. But someone told me there was a liquid version of stevia and with less after taste? I will give it a try.

So how do you use raw stevia anyway??