> Lovage Herb
Information on, uses of and how to grow lovage:
Lovage was used in early times as a bath herb. It cleans and deodorizes the skin.
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How to grow
Sow Lovage seeds in the spring if in its permanent position or
in summer if you want to transplant the plants in the autumn. Only a few plants
are needed. The roots can be divided in the spring just as the leaves appear.
Make sure that the roots have a shoot and replant them 60 cm apart.
Lovage requires a moist, sunny position. Plant them
at the back of the herb garden as they grow very tall.
Grows to 150cm plus.
Lovage leaves are used in soups and gravies. The leaves have a celery
like taste and so it can be used to good effect in vegetable soup. The young
stalks and leaves are tasty cooked as a vegetable. Peel or scrape the stalks,
chop them and boil in salted water until tender. Serve with a white sauce. The
crushed seeds and chopped leaves can be added to omelettes, the seeds having the
stronger flavour. The young stems of Lovage can be candied like Angelica and a
good cordial can be made from this. Lovage broth made from the seeds is
traditionally a diuretic and appetite stimulant.
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do you know where I can buy lovage leaves or dry leaves witch store market has it????
Aphids love nice juicy herbs. The best thing to do is brush them off. Use a clean paintbrush or your fingers. Also spraying with water with just a little washing up liquid in it can help.
There are aphids on my lovage. Would you know why?