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Growing On The High Plains: Sweet Stevia


Today’s Growing on the High Plains will be short and “sweet.” Tune in for facts about the stevia plant, first used among South American native tribes as a sweetener. This natural “sugar substitute” was a logical solution to food companies facing regulation on carcinogenic chemical sweeteners. Go on and try your hand at growing stevia in your garden! There are countless uses for this ancient, plant-based sweetener, so try your hand at a stevia plant this season!