Learning Download: How to Grow Lovage
Although it resembles celery, lovage is actually in the carrot family. It has a high salt content, and its stalks and stems are best when used in carbohydrate-rich dishes like pasta and potatoes.
Before Planting: Direct sow seeds five to six weeks before the last frost date.
Planting: Sow the seeds on the surface of the soil and dust a light covering of sand over.
Watering: Water regularly.
Fertilizer: Fertilize regularly with liquid fertilizer.
Days to Maturity: Lovage will begin to bloom in the early summer and continue blooming through late summer.
Harvesting: All parts of the lovage herb are harvestable. Its leaves can be added to salads, roots can be dug up after the season is over to be used as a vegetable and stems can replace celery.
Tips: Lovage is a good companion plant for potatoes and other root vegetables.