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This is an ornamental perennial hardy herb to 150cm high resembling a large specimen of celery with a 15 cm carrot like root and highly aromatic leaves. Yellow flowers bloom in midsummer in clusters. Seeds are yellowish-brown with ribs. Lovege is used in soups, stews, meat and fish dishes, salads and white sauces. As lovage has a powerful aroma only small amounts are used.

The herb is usually grown from seed sown as soon as it is ripe, late summer, directly into the garden, 1cm deep and with a space between plants of 80cm. To plant lovages prepare a well drained, rich, moist, slightly alkaline soil. Lovage can be grown in full sun or partial shade but it does not do well in hot areas. Keep the soil weed free and regular watering is essential especially in summer dry areas. Propagation by division can also be used as long as the division has a growing eye.

Leaves and stalks can be picked regularly but do not remove the central stem. Leaves can be dried and stored in glass jars. Roots are lifted in the third year and can be used fresh or dried. The herb is a good companion plant for parsley and cucumber. Do not use during pregnancy.Copyright 2007-2009 herb-garden-world.com

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