Info: Lovage is one of the most intriguing and versatile of herbs. It has a deep, verdant flavour and brings fresh taste to soups, beans, fish, tomato sauces, pickles, etc. Cook with it once and you will not consider missing it again. It is a true perennial and hence is very easy to cultivate in the garden. Give it enough water and a rich soil and it will live in your garden for many years. And it is one of the few herbs that don`t mind a little shade.
Sowing & cultivation: Sow from March outdoors, sowing depth 5-8 mm. Move the seedlings to their final growing positions about a month after sowing. Transplant into the garden 60 -90 cm apart. Keep well watered. Lovage prefers a rich soil that retains moisture well. It likes full sun in cool climates or partial shade where summers are very hot. Lovage leaves can be picked within 6 to 8 weeks from sowing. The plant dies right back in the winter and the stems can be cut down to ground level.
|Botanical name||Levisticum officinale|
|Sowing||from March outdoors|
|Location||sunny to partial shade, rich soil|
|Germination temperature||10 - 15°C|
|Germination||10 - 14 days|
|Height||80 - 150 cm|