Using Stevia - Have You?
Several years back I started cutting back on my refined sugar intake. Looking at food packages to see how much added sugar was in it and stopped drinking soda. I also started using Stevia as a replacement. About the biggest use was for my coffee.
I've tried growing it twice now in the garden, with no real luck. It is though on my priority list of plants to learn how to grow successfully. Growing it is just half the skill though, you also need to learn how to turn the leaves into a usable sweetener. Here is a tutorial for that from Practical Self Reliance.
One Note: I see the author says many of the store bought stevias are lab made powdered erythriot flavored with stevia, I'll have to see if mine is, and if so order some dried leaves online.
ADDED: Erythriot might not have the side effects of other alcohol sugars.