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Lovage - Levisticum officinale

Lovage

£2.99

This is an excellent herb with a clump-forming growth habit and smooth, divided foliage. Between June and August it produces umbels of tiny yellow flowers which contrast beautifully with the light green deciduous leaves. It should be grown in a deep, rich moist soil to accommodate its large, fleshy roots.

Culinary Uses: The leaves and stems of lovage have a celery-like flavour which comes in useful for many culinary dishes. The leaves can be simmered with carrots and onions in chicken broth to create a light and refreshing soup. Alternatively, use them as a substitute to chopped celery and add the lovage to the recipe later than you would add chopped celery. The leaves also work great in a salad and can be added to meat stock to create an aromatic flavour. The seeds can be crushed to form a flavoursome substitute for pepper and the stems can be eaten as a vegetable.

Buying Herbs from Jacksons Nurseries

At Jacksons Nurseries our herbs are sold to plant out and grow on rather than instant culinary use. Unlike many supermarkets we grow them to help create a hardly plant with a good healthy root system that will grow to provide a good ‘clump’ producing to come.

Depending on the time of year you make your purchase herbs not look like the images on our website as they are trimmed back judiciously as required to prevent them from becoming leggy and untidy.

 

 

Delivery Details

Orders are usually dispatched 7-10 working days following receipt of your order. In many cases we dispatch sooner than this although during busy periods or when an item or items on your order are out of stock and we are ordering them from a supplier then please allow up to 30 days. - See more at: http://dev.jacksonsnurseries.co.uk/acanthus-mollis.html#sthash.y3dCB9zh.dpuf

Ours standard delivery starts at £7.99 for orders £20.00 and over, for orders between £10.00 & £19.99 delivery is £9.99 and orders under £10.00 are charged at £11.99. 

Delivery for larger items or high volume orders requiring a pallet start at £40.00 the exact cost will be caluclated at check out.Orders are usually dispatched 7-10 working days following receipt of your order. In many cases we dispatch sooner than this although during busy periods or when an item or items on your order are out of stock and we are ordering them from a supplier then please allow up to 30 days.

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Herbs, as well as being beautiful sensory plants, are useful for home remedies and cooking. They smell lovely, look wonderful and you can use them—what could be better? There are two main ways of growing herbs, in containers or in the garden.

 

Planting and Conditions

The conditions required for planting varies between different herbs.

Basil, Bay, Caraway, Chives, Dill, Marjoram, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme all prefer well-drained soils in full sun or partial shade. Rosemary in particular will not survive being frozen during the winter months.

Chervil, Coriander, Mint and French Tarragon all prefer partial sun or shade, and like well-drained to dry soil.

Herbs would also benefit greatly from being planted in raised beds, which usually offer the perfect conditions for growth, as they have well-drained soil and are more likely to catch the rays of sun needed for most herb varieties.

 

Aftercare and Pruning

There is no need to prune your herbs excessively, because you are likely to be using them regularly after they have established anyway. If any dead foliage is found, just remove it to encourage future growth.

Water your herbs at regular intervals, especially if they are being kept indoors. Bear in mind that the majority of herbs prefer well-drained, dryer soil, so resist the urge to overwater them.

Some herbs die back in winter. These will look after themselves. Some more tender herbs can only be grown if brought inside during the cooler months.

 

Potential Issues

Specific to rosemary and sage, the beautiful but destructive rosemary beetle feeds on the foliage and flowers of host plants. Simply picking them off can be effective, otherwise the use of pesticides should be employed if the case is severe. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions with regards to pesticides and herbs for culinary purposes.

Slugs and snails are prominent pests on herbs. Simply picking them off or using a beer trap is an effective way of dealing with the problem should it become a prominent issue. 

Slug pellets should only be used as a last resort to avoid harming birds and other wildlife.

Grey mould may also occur on some herbs. While there are no approved fungicides for use against grey mould, some products containing plant and fish oil blends can be used. They are unlikely to have much impact, and simply removing affected parts of the plant can be effective.

 
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