Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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.