2 Review (s)

  1. Galina POLADYEVA

    Stevia winters at home
    I grow stevia in a pot so as not to mess with the autumn dig. Indeed, in our climate, it does not winter. And in the garden, pests would eat sweet leaves. But you can’t spray the bush with “chemistry”: how then to add its leaves to tea? In addition, the plant does not like transplanting too much. So potted content is more profitable.
    Whitefly control
    Before frost I bring stevia into the house, put it on the lightest window sill. Be sure to in a room where there are no other colors. The fact is that a whitefly often hides in a bush. Getting rid of her is very simple. As soon as the flower buds swell, I put the bag on the shoots and cut them off, leaving 2-3 cm stumps. I tie the bag, move it to the bathroom and fill it with cold water. After about ten minutes I unfold and wash the greens in a basin. I tear off the leaves from the stem, lay them out on a tray and dry them on the upper kitchen cabinet.

    Care of the queen cell
    I put the pot with rhizome on the windowsill. Not close to the glass, but away from the battery. I regularly moisturize the earth; it should not dry out. Young twigs grow from hemp over the winter. They are so stretched that in the spring they have to be completely removed. In May, I begin to gradually put the capacity on the street. When new strong shoots come out of the ground, I pinch them to get a lush bush.

    Stevia (photo) - growing properties and benefits

  2. Pavel ZIMIN, city of Sarov

    Recently, not only beautiful, but also useful crops have been grown in homes. One of them is sweet lippia. This is a perennial plant with serrated leaves and white inflorescences. Lippia is also called Aztec sugar, as its leaves have a very sweet taste, which is many times greater than the sweetness of granulated sugar.

    Lippia prefers light soil. I have it growing in soil mixtures from leaf land, humus, sand and turf (1: 0,5: 1: 1). Lippia loves diffused light. If you decide in the summer to put the plant in the garden, the perfect place will be penumbra. But if there is not enough light, the lippia will start to dump the leaves and lose the sweetness. The plant tolerates drought better than waterlogging. And under good conditions, it quickly develops and can grow shoots up to 1 m. After that, you can prune and use the cut parts of the plant for reproduction. I for this purpose take well-ripened shoots with 5-6 pairs of leaves and put in water. A week later the first roots appear.

    Only young leaves and shoots are collected from the lippia, since the old ones are bitter. Dry raw materials better naturally. Lippie can be added to tea or sticks instead of sugar.


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