Messages: 3,724. Joined: Oct 6, 2007. However, be sure to harvest the seeds before cutting the plant back. Like sorrel, lovage … Does it reseed? It's super easy to grow and easy to harvest, dry, then use all winter. Lovage is a perennial herb in zones 3-9. How to Harvest Lovage Leaves. Notorious for escaping and taking over garden spaces. love parsley, garden lovage, Italian lovage, true lovage, maggi herb, and old English lovage. Harvest the stalks before the plant flowers. For a recipe like this Cape Cod Blueberry Pie , you could get away with eliminating about 1/4 cup of sugar without a … Unlike celery, however; the leaves are the main part of the harvest, not the hollow stalk. Read on to learn how to divide lovage plants. By providing minimal care for your lovage plants, they should remain strong and lively throughout the grow season. Cut It Down Recipes like fruit-filled pies , custards or compotes usually use sugar solely for its sweetness, rather than to add moisture or texture. It’s important to note that lovage does reseed easily but is not known for becoming insidious. Cut as needed during summer, cut back to 1" above soil in fall. After it flowers, take the time to cut the plant back so it will produce nicer, news foliage. The first year you won’t see it’s full growth-it will only reach about 2 foot, but you can begin to harvest at a foot. Anyone grow it? Lovage is a good companion plant for potatoes and other root vegetables. Feb 13, 2014 #1 . Other Names. By cutting the plants back during this time, you can stop them from reseeding. Trying lovage in the herb garden may be as simple as asking a friend for a lovage plant division. The idea here is that once this is frozen solid, I should be able to cut off a piece of lovage as required, kind of the way you would with a frozen roll of cookie dough if you have self-control and are only going to make a few cookies at a time. Lovage is a delicious perennial herb that adds a celery flavor to your meals. Detailed information on lovage - several home gardeners’ opinions on lovage. How to Grow Lovage. It tastes quite a bit like celery, but stronger. Taste is similar to celery. I'm trying to build up a collection of self propagating herbs. Lovage will shoot to seed and die if you let it, so keep cutting if you want to keep it. Cut … Return to the top of this page. Lovage is a perennial herb in the same family celery. Lovage Pesto 4 large cloves garlic, chopped About 6 cups of lovage … Dividing Lovage Plants. Use leaves in soups or salads. Also, bear in mind that the plant gets pretty big, and site it where it can have a couple of square feet to itself when it matures. 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