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“...one of our favorites. It’s simple and all in one. You get the facts,
—Marshall & Judy Ayer; Ayer Natural Market & Greenhouse; Bluford, IL
Maryville, Missouri — Stevia rebaudiana is a natural, low-glycemic, low-calorie alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners. Grow this amazing sweet leaf in your own garden, and then use your homegrown stevia in recipes!
Growing and Using Stevia is the complete home stevia guide from garden to table, with chapters about propagating, growing, harvesting, and processing stevia, indoors and out. This book also tells how to use homegrown Green Stevia Powder or Stevia Leaf Water Extract in 35 recipes developed in the Lucke and Goettemoeller kitchens. This step-by-step how-to manual is illustrated with 33 grayscale photos.
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Authors Jeffrey Goettemoeller and Karen Lucke are siblings who grew up gardening and enjoying wholesome home cooking. Karen is now a nutritionist and reflexologist. Jeffrey is the author of Stevia Sweet Recipes: Sugarfree—Naturally!, with over 300,000 copies in print. He also majored in horticulture at Northwest Missouri State University and completed a published research study on the production of Stevia rebaudiana seeds.
is available at www.amazon.com or www.barnesandnoble.com
Growing and Using Stevia: The Sweet Leaf from Garden to Table with 35 Recipes
by Jeffrey Goettemoeller and Karen Lucke. 2008, 6 x 9, 88 pages, 33 illustrations, perfect binding.
ISBN 978-0-9786293-3-5. LCCN 2008925032. $10.00, retail.
More works on the web by Jeffrey Goettemoeller:
Growing Stevia 101: a stevia gardening primer
Starting Stevia From Seed, an article
Seed Gernination in Stevia Rebaudiana, college research paper
Purchase Stevia Seeds, grown by Jeffrey Goettemoeller
Organic Answers Blog, News and thoughts on stevia and more!
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Table of Contents from "Growing and Using Stevia"
List of Figures
1. About the Stevia Plant
Stevia in the Wild
2. Outdoor Soil and Culture
Timing for Transplanting
Overwintering Outdoor Plants
Potting up Houseplants
Lighting for Houseplants
4. Propagation by Cuttings
Caring for Cuttings
Outdoor Propagation from Cuttings
5. Propagation from Seed
Shopping List for Seed Starting
Directions for Seed Starting
6. Harvest and Storage
7. Processing Stevia Leaves
Stevia Leaf Water Extract
Green Stevia Powder
8. Stevia in the Kitchen
Appendix: Stevia Sources and Resources
Recipes in “Growing & Using Stevia”
All these sugar-free recipes use green stevia from your garden or your natural food store.
Photos in “Growing & Using Stevia”
0-1. Branched Stevia sprig
0-2. Stevia plant sprig
0-3. Stevia Leaf
0-4. Stevia blossoms
2-1. Raised growing beds
2-2. Young plant ready to transplant
2-3. Raised beds with Stevia plants
2-4. Raised bed with shade cover
2-5. Mulched plants with drip hose
2-6. Pruned stevia plant
2-7. Horizontal stem with vertical side branches
2-8. Mature Stevia plant
3-1. Large potted plant
3-2. Newly dug plants
3-3. Young houseplant
3-4. Overwintering plants indoors
3-5. Potted plant in the spring
4-1. Stem cutting
4-2. Newly planted cuttings
4-3. Rooted cuttings
5-1. Stevia seeds with penny
5-2. Recycled clamshell fl at
5-3. Newly planted cell packs
5-4. Young seedlings
5-5. Cell packs under fl uorescent light
5-6. Young Stevia plant from seed
5-7. Stevia seedlings in cell packs
6-1. Sprig with blossom buds
6-2. Dried leaves on stems
6-3. Drying Stevia leaves on a rack
8-1. Dried Stevia leaves