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Lovage a versatile herb

Person Author: Helen Fowler Calender July 4, 2012 Posted Tags: , Comment 1 Comment

Many of you may not be familiar with the plant Lovage [Levisticum officinale]. It is a hardy perennial herb, you can find all our perennial and annual herb seeds here, which can be grown from seeds and it has been cultivated in Britain for many hundreds of years, it has it's origins in the Mediterranean. The name 'Lovage' is said to come from the word 'Love-Ache' which is a medieval name for parsley, who's leaves it resembles. Other old names for Lovage are 'love-parsley' and 'mountain-parsley'. Lovage is in the Umbelliferae family along with Parsley, Carrot, Celery and Angelica. Lovage has a strong celery type flavour, but is more aromatic, with a deep spiciness. Lovage can be grown from seed or from young plants which are widely available from garden centres.  Plant in spring or

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