I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.
Lovage has forest green leaves with bright yellow flowers.
Young leaves have the flavor of celery and are used in just about anything celery is used in like stews, soups, salads, poultry, potato salad, etc.
Stems and roots can be used as well. The flavor bright and fresh. Much easier to grow than celery. Best used fresh, can be dried or frozen. Place leaves in icecube trays and add water. These cubes can then be added to soups in the winter to add that celery flavor.
Hardy Perennial that requires care throughtout the year.
Lovage Planting Instruction
Direct sow or transplant. Start seeds 6-8 weeks before the last frost when soil has reach 60 degrees. Germinates in about 10-14 days. Sow seeds 1-2 inches apart. Once established thin 2 feet apart, row spacing 3 ft.
Partial or full sun. Does well in weakly alkaline soil.