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Growing lovage

by Diane - February 5th, 2013.
Filed under: Suttons Seeds.

I’ve got lovage seens from a seed swap I went to yesterday! I’m very excited about growing it!

Why you should grow lovage.

Apparently people used to use a piece of lovage as a straw in a bloody mary – this was replaced over time with a celery stick.

Herb Seed – Lovage
A perennial whose leaves, stems, roots and seeds can all be used in salads, stews and casseroles.

Sow: April-August.
Harvest: August-September, April-October.

Sow thinly into trays on a windowsill. Use good quality compost as you would with all seeds.
Ensure the compost is moisture and cover carefully with a few mm of compost.
Transfer seedlings into bigger pots and grow on before planting out about 60cm apart.
This is a perennial. All roots, seeds and leaves are edible.
Harvest lightly ni first year, and harvest more in second year.
Beautiful flowers much loved by bees if you do not cut it back.