Lovage (Levisticum Officinale) Seeds From Suffolk Herbs
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Lovage has a shrubby habit and needs a lot of space. It has quite a distinct flavour to the leaves and the stems which can be used as an alternative to celery in salads, soups and many other dishes. Lovage can reach as much as 2m tall. Pack size: 120 Seeds WHEN TO SOW Spring or summer. WHERE TO SOW Scatter a few seeds in the growing site and rake in or cover with soil. Germination time is approximately two to three weeks. Lovage does best in a rich, fairly moist soil and can be propagated from seed planted in late summer. Water well and thin seedlings as required. Prefers rich garden soil that retains moisture, ideally in full sun. This plant can be easily grown from seed or cuttings. In colder climates, it is best treated as an annual or kept overwinter as a pot plant. Its color makes it an attractive border plant. WHAT TO DO NEXT Can be transplanted when a six to eight weeks old, transplant a couple of weeks before final spring frost. HARVEST The fresh leaves any time during the growing season, but retain young cantral leaves. May be dried for winter use. Gather young blanched stems in the spring. HANDY TIP Use fresh seeds for best germination. USES The leaves can be used fresh in salads. Also use for soups, stews, stir-fries, and potato dishes. The seeds can be used in sweets, cakes and biscuitts, meats, cheeses, suaces and sald dressings.