germinate stevia seeds

How to germinate stevia seeds?

Stevia rebaudiana is an extremely sweet-tasting plant native to Paraguay. It is 10 – 20 times sweeter than sugar, so only a tiny amount of leaf is required for recipes. However, its popularity has been limited due to the small number of seeds available on the market. Additionally, stevia plants are difficult to germinate (grow from seed). This article will discuss how to germinate stevia seeds.

How to germinate stevia seeds?

  1. Place seeds between a couple of wet paper towels and put them in a dark place for 24 hours.
  2. Transfer the stevia seeds to a small pot filled with peat, perlite, or vermiculite, avoiding damage to the seed coat. Be sure the pot is well-drained. The surface of the soil must remain moist at all times.
  3. Place the pot in a sunny location where temperatures stay between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit (18 and 24 degrees Celsius). Keep the soil moist and wait for germination to occur, which should take approximately one week.
  4. Transplant the seedlings when they have developed their first set of leaves into small pots filled with potting soil.
  5. Keep the plants in partial sunlight and move them to a shaded area when they are moved outside for summer or winter, depending on your climate zone.

How long does it take for stevia to germinate?

Seeds usually germinate within one week. The easiest way to raise stevia plants is by starting with seedlings. This eliminates the need for pollination, but it does require patience because seeds can be difficult to locate. Additionally, young plants do not produce as much leaf as mature plants.

It is difficult to grow stevia from seed, not only because of the low availability of seeds but also due to its complicated pollination process. Stevia plants are self-sterile and need to be cross-pollinated for fruit and seeds to develop. Follow the steps mentioned above.

Start a stevia farm

Select a location where stevia plants will grow and thrive and be free from strong winds and frost. Clear the land by removing all stones, weeds, and other unwanted materials that would interfere with the healthy growth of the plant.

Prepare the soil by turning it over to a depth of 8 inches (20 cm) and adding organic compost, manure, or other fertilizers to improve the soil structure. Install irrigation lines that are appropriate for your climate zone and area, but do not cause waterlogging of the soil. If you live in an arid (dry) region with low rainfall, collect water through a well dug near the farm site.

Plant stevia seeds in spaces created between other crops such as corn, beans, and other fast-growing plants. Protect the plants from weeds and animals by installing fences or other protective barriers.

Harvest leaves after 9 – 10 months and dries them under the sun until they turn brown and crisp. The best tasting dried leaves are those that have been thoroughly dried with strong sunlight.

Stevia leaf is an ideal substitute for sugar due to its extreme sweetness. It can be used in beverages, desserts, baked goods, and many other recipes. The plant only requires partial sunshine and moist soil with loose texture. You can germinate stevia seeds by following the steps. You may also like to read this article germinating seeds in paper towel in House I love.

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7 Secrets of A Good Looking and A Lush Green Lawn

Have you ever halted for a while to take a glance at the lush green lawn of your neighbour? And further thought, “How lucky they are! They must be having good soil!” Well, you don’t know the entire story. What makes the difference between a dull-looking and good-looking lawn is just its maintenance.

What to Expect on a Building Survey2

What to Expect on a Building Survey

A building survey, also known as an inspection, is basically the investigation and examination of a commercial building and its services in enough detail to let a qualified surveyor to advise what effect the condition of the building will have on a potential customer/property owner. The level of the survey should be high enough to allow the surveyor to tell whether or not any future structural problems may arise with the different elements of the building. This is extremely important for buildings which are still standing because any problems noticed during the initial building stage can result in significant amounts of money being lost before any claim from the customers.

Smoke Detectors Work

How Do Smoke Detectors Work

Fire reveals a new aspect of human civilization. And it also courses for humans. Especially home, office, industries when it is out of control. Before getting out of control if we can control it, we can reduce the damages. For this, there are many technologies that can alert when set fire or initial stage and also can prevent it. The materials which are used in our home, office, or industries for various purposes most of them can easily get burnt.

Generally, smoke is the first step of set fire. So if we can detect the smoke properly then it is most easy to prevent fire. There are two types of smoke detectors “Ionization Detector” and “Photoelectric Detector”.

Now we are going to know how to do smoke detectors work, which is described below

Ionization Detector

Ionization Detector consists of two plates that are electrically charged and it has a radioactive source. These electrical plates are used for ionizing the air between them. The radioactive generate particles and throw them into the air. These particles clash with air molecules and separate their electron. As a result, molecules lose their electron. For this, they become positive and the same number of molecules receive these electrons and they become negative. Both positive and negative molecules are equal.

The positive ions go to the electrical plate which is electrically negative and the negative ions go to another plate which electrically positive. At this moment, the two electrical plates are getting connected.

But when smoke enters between the two electrical plates then the electricity flow decrease. Then the monitoring sensor creates an alarm. Keep reading Why a Building Survey is Important

Photoelectric Detector

This type of detector depends on a special light beam and sensor. There are two types of photoelectric smoke detectors.

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Light Scatting

Light Scatting

This type of light scatting has one light beam (LED) and a sensor. There was a block between the light beam and sensor. So in the normal stage, the light beam cannot reach the sensor. But when smoke enters the device. And the light beam is reflected by smoke. Some reflected light will go to the sensor. Then sensor creates an alarm

Light Obscuration

Light Obscuration

This system has also two main elements light beam and sensor. But there is no any kind of block. Here light beam is indicated to the sensor and it continuously lighting on the sensor. If the smoke enters between them then the light beam can not reach the sensor properly. Smoke blocks the light beam. As a result, the sensor creates the alarm.

Ionization and Photoelectric

Generally, Ionization is most effective for flaming fires and Photoelectric is for Smoldering Fires. Both have some limitations. But when both work jointly then the limitation will be reduced. There are many devices where the two technologies are combined into one device. So to detect smoke more properly then you can use it. It will be more productive.

Limitations of Smoke Detector

Above we describe how do smoke detectors work. Smoke detection is a good choice to alarm when the fire is developing in a room, level, or building. But it can not alarm when the fire is developing in another room especially when it is a closed-door room. For this, the owner needs to install a smoke detector in every room and level of a building. Sometimes set fire quickly less smoke. At that time smoke detection accuracy is low. Also, a smoke detector can not prevent the fire. It can only create an alarm which not a perfect solution. Because to extinguish the fire we need another helping hand or device. Fire can be developed when nobody in the room, office, or building. That time smoke detector is nothing.

how to dehydrate mangoes

How to Dehydrate Mangoes? Follow These Instructions

Dried fruits provide many advantages that normal fruit does not have, since not only do they keep for longer, but they are also much easier to transport and store. But, in addition, dehydrated fruit preserves a large part of its nutrients and produces a feeling of fullness that normal fruit rarely offers. Indeed, it is not good to abuse dehydrated fruit. They add amounts of sugar to fruits that are generally not so sweet. It is an exquisite option and full of properties to snack between meals and whets your appetite when there are guests.