Friday, October 17, 2008

Extreme Stevia Pruning

When your stevia starts to bear flowers, it's time to prune them.

The one in front is a newly pruned stevia. Almost all of the leaves were taken for processing.

The one behind it has started to bear new leaves. This is one hardy herb.


What looks dead after pruning starts to regain life after several days...

13 comments:

Gilbert said...

Sir... where can I buy a starter cuttings of stevia which is near here in Sorsogon City? I'm so much inspired to your organic farm, and I'm planning to adopt your system in my farm.

Regards,
Gilbert D. Detera
psalmser@yahoo.com

Raymond & Mariel......................................... said...

I'm sure there are herb gardens selling stevia seedlings in your area. if not, i'm happy to give you some when you drop by in manila.

Thank you for visiting our blog. We're very happy to know that we are inspiring people to go into organic farming. You also inspire us to post more oftem and more information about organic farming practices.

Thank you very much...

Jin-jie Magpuri said...

Kapatid,

Ako po ay taga Lucban, Quezon. Paano po ba magagamit ang Stevia? Puede po ba 'tong pampatamis ng mga fruit shakes sa halip na sugar syrup? Salamat po!

Jin-jie

Raymond & Mariel......................................... said...

magandang araw po,

ang stevia po ay pwedeng pwedeng gamitin na pamalit sa asukal... kahit po sa kape, tsaa, shakes, at kahit sa cake o tinapay. pwede din po itong candy :)

Manny said...

Magandang umaga,

Ako po si Manny taga Laguna po.
Very nice and informative blog.

Pwede po bang pumasyal dyan sa farm nyo at the same time pwede din makabili kahit ilang cuttings ng stevia, etc? Higit sa lahat ay makilala ko din kayong mag-asawa.

Pangarap ko po mai-convert kahit unti unti yung aming munting sakahan sa organic. Kailangan ko lang talaga ng idea kung paano at saan magsi-simula.


Mabuhay kayo.

Raymond & Mariel......................................... said...

Hello Manny, thank you for visiting our blog. Pwedeng pwede po kayong bumisita sa aming farm. nasa farm po ako tuwing lunes at martes. mag-email po kayo sa akin para maibigay ko sa inyo ang aking mobile number at mabigyan kayo ng instructions kung paano makapunta sa farm.

Maraming salamat po uli. hihintayin ko po ang e-mail ninyo.

GOwin said...

Hello Raymond.

Kamusta?

I have a friend who's interested in growing Stevia. How can I order some cuttings?

regards,
Erwin

Raymond & Mariel......................................... said...

eto ok lang... pasensya na at walang bagong post.

just visit AANI at Quezon memorial circle or FTI.

Bea said...

My stevia isn't growing well! I've tried to grow it several times among the other plants. I think the summer heat is killing it.

Raymond & Mariel......................................... said...

Stevia does better under the shade, but when they are exposed to direct sunlight, they produce the sweetest leaves. You just have to water them more frequently during summer.

Nehemiah said...

First... I would like to thank you Raymond for the cuttings that I bought to you in AANI, Circle. From 8 cuttings, I have now 24 cuttings.
Second... try to browse the following link regarding stevia worldwide trends...
http://www.steviaworldforum.com/steviapaper/SteviaPosition-P.pdf
Lastly... I hope that we can have a dedicated forum regarding stevia here in the Philippines.

Regards,
Gilbert
Sorsogon City

Raymond & Mariel......................................... said...

I'm so glad to know that your stevias are multiplying. :)

Thank you for the link, it was very informative. Happy to learn about the Stevia World event but sad to know that it costs almost 400 US dollars to participate, not to mention the transportation cost to Shanghai...

I'll be happy to share some info if there will be local forums about stevia or other organic gardening stuff.

Anonymous said...

this is a good info for us, we just have just learned this plant, I would like to plant some on my vacant lot. Hope you continue to send info on this. Are there any contraindications?

regards,
ramil