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This plant has a mild fragrance
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A green leafy plant often used in salads and soups. The taste a bit stronger than celery and parsley. The fragrance, when leaves are crushed, make this a wonderful addition to meals and the pretty leaves make an interesting addition to the kitchen or vegetable garden. It is one of the plants considered to grow in old medicinal gardens - hence the '' officinale" reference in the botanical name!
Common problems with Lovage
Relative problem free.
How to harvest Lovage
Pick as needed!
How to propagate Lovage
Sow seed in Spring and keep moist.
Divide the plant when clusters multiply.
Special features of Lovage
Other uses of Lovage
Herb, foliage, culinary
It will help keep electrolytes in the body, especially valuable during illness.
The leaves are used as flavouring soups, stews and fresh in salads. The seeds as spice and the roots as vegetable.