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Lovage – 50 Grams

1.050 EGP

SKU: 15003074 Category: Tags: ,
Brands: Sativa Seeds

Description

Sativa Seeds – Lovage – 50 grams (GMO-FREE DECLARATION)

Germination Rate: 71%

Origin: Italy 

Lovage is a type of herb of that is native to the Italy. It is a very fragrant variety with large, green leaves with red veined. Lovage is often used in Italian cooking .

It is amenable to cultivation in agricultural cultivation and is also adapted to tree planting and open land

Type: Genovese.

Seeds tested for exemption from Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. Lovage icum, downy mildew, Rhizoctonia solani,

Colletotrichum geosporioides, Erwinia spp., Pseudomonas spp., Dodder.

Long internodes, leaves are oval, bright-green colored and without any mint scent.

Recommended for greenhouse productions even if it adapts itself to pot cultivation.

It is proposed in raw seeds per gr, and in multiples of 6-8 seeds each.

 

 Lovage leaves are very famous in Italian cuisine and are used in many recipes due their distinctive taste. Its leaves are oval of medium size, with a brilliant-green colored and has a perfectly balanced scent without any mint smell (no traces of metilcavicolo)

It is widely used, and its powerful flavor makes it one of the most popular herbs on the planet. Lovage is a delight to the senses and well worth growing in your herb garden.

It is also characterized by its therapeutic benefits and helps digestion greatly, in addition to many vitamins and salts, it promotes the health of the digestive system and cleanses the intestines.

It helps treat anemia, contains a large amount of antioxidants which reduces the risk of oxidative stress, lowers blood sugar levels, helps reduce depression and its symptoms and stress, and helps relax your mind greatly.  

Sowing and Growing

Sowing and Growing:

Lovage is a relatively easy herb to grow and is a great addition to any garden. It is also a good choice for container gardening.

Plant directly in the soil: 

Lovage can be planted directly in open fields, but it is important to choose a location that receives full sun and has well-drained soil. The soil should be amended with compost or other organic matter before planting. Lovage seeds can be sown directly in the ground about 1 cm deep. 

The seeds will germinate in about 7-10 days. Once the seedlings have emerged, thin them to 20 cm apart.

Lovage plants need regular watering, especially during hot weather. They should also be fertilized every few weeks with a balanced fertilizer. Lovage plants are susceptible to a variety of pests and diseases, so it is important to inspect them regularly.

With proper care, Lovage plants will grow well in open fields and produce a bounty of delicious leaves.

  • Choose a location that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day.
  • The soil should be well-drained and have a pH of 6.0-7.0.
  • Amend the soil with compost or other organic matter before planting.
  • Sow the seeds 1/2 inch deep and 1 inch apart.
  • Thin the seedlings to 6-8 inches apart once they have emerged.
  • Water regularly, especially during hot weather.
  • Fertilize every few weeks with a balanced fertilizer.
  • Inspect the plants regularly for pests and diseases.

 

Planting in seedling trays:

Lovage can be easily started from seed indoors in seedling trays. To do so, fill the trays with a well-draining potting mix and sow the seeds 1 cm deep. The seeds will germinate in about 7-10 days. Once the seedlings have emerged, thin them to 6-8 inches apart.

The best soil type for Lovage is a well-draining, loamy soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0. The soil should be amended with compost or other organic matter before planting.

 

  1. Prepare your soil mix and put 2 seeds in the plug of the seedling trays at 1 cm depth.
  2. Spray the seeds and cover them with a plastic case to accelerate the germination process, don’t forget to make holes in the plastic case for the seeds to breathe.
  3. To transplant the seedlings, carefully remove them from the seedling trays and transplant them into the farm. 
  4. Water the seedlings well and keep them in a sunny area.
  5. Lovage plants need regular watering, especially during hot weather. The soil should be kept moist, but not soggy.

Here are some additional tips for growing Lovage:

  • Harvest the leaves as needed.
  • Pinch off the flower buds to encourage leaf production.

 

Fertilizing

Lovage fertilizing depends on the plant’s age, weather, and the type of soil. Young plants may not need to be fertilized, but older plants will benefit from a light application of a balanced fertilizer every week.

The best fertilizers for Lovage are those that are high in nitrogen and phosphorus. These nutrients help the plants to grow and produce leaves.

There are several different types of fertilizers that can be used on Lovage, including liquid fertilizers, granular fertilizers, and slow-release fertilizers. The type of fertilizer that you choose will depend on your personal preference and the type of soil that you have.

When fertilizing Lovage, it is important to follow the directions on the fertilizer label. Over-fertilizing can damage the plants.

Some Plant Needs

Type: Herb (Genovese)

Pot size: 15 – 50 cm

Maturity Days:40 Days

Planting: March- September

Planting Depth: 1 cm

Plant Distances: 15 cm – 50 cm 

Preferred Soil when Transplanting: 70% Cocopeat 10% Vermiculite 5% Perlite 15% Plant Compost

Germination period: 3 – 15 Days

Preferred Soil when Planting: 60% Cocopeat 7% Vermiculite 3% Perlite 15% Plant Compost

Light: Full sun

PH: 5.5 – 6.5

Electrical Conductivity (EC): 1.4 – 2.3 

Total Dissolved Salts (TDS): 1152 – 1472

Color: Green

 

  • Lovage is a warm-weather crop grown both indoors and outdoors. 
  • Lovage is a plant that grows upwards, and some methods can be followed to change how it grows. It can be directed to grow horizontally instead of growing vertically and this is called lateral growth.
  • This means that if growers clip the stem right above those lateral buds, they will be triggered to grow out. There are two ways growers can increase the production of that branch. When pruning, snip the stem right above the lateral buds. (Not at the base of the plant.) If you prune a Lovage plant correctly, you’ll see an increase in yield each time you harvest for the first three harvests at about weeks 5, 8, and 11.
  • Allow the herb to receive lots of sunlight and warm air. The lemony-sweet scent of Lovage is unattractive to aphids, mites, and hornworms, keeping them away from your other herbs and plants.
  • It is widely used in many cuisines and is a key ingredient in many recipes, drinks, and smoothies. 
  • You can also dry or freeze Lovage leaves throughout the summer.
  • Lovage benefits
  • It’s easy to grow. Lovage is a relatively easy herb to grow, even for beginners. It can be grown indoors or outdoors, and it doesn’t require a lot of space.
  • It’s versatile. Lovage can be used in a variety of dishes, both Lovage and sweet. It’s a popular ingredient in Italian cooking, but it can also be used in salads, sandwiches, and even desserts.
  • It’s delicious. Lovage has a fresh, slightly sweet flavor that pairs well with many different foods. It’s a great way to add flavor to your dishes without adding a lot of calories or fat.
  • It’s good for you. Lovage is a good source of antioxidants, which can help protect your body against damage from free radicals. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce inflammation in the body.
  • It’s beautiful. Lovage plants are attractive and can add a touch of color to your garden or patio. They’re also a great way to attract pollinators, such as bees and butterflies.
  • If you’re looking for a delicious, versatile, and easy-to-grow herb to add to your garden, Lovage is a great choice. With its many benefits, both culinary and medicinal, Lovage is a must-have for any home cook or gardener.
  • Here are some additional benefits of planting Lovage:
  • Attracts pollinators: Lovage plants attract pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, which helps to improve pollination and crop yields.
  • Repels pests: Lovage plants can repel pests, such as mosquitoes, flies, and aphids.
  • Improves soil quality: Lovage plants can help to improve soil quality by adding nitrogen and other nutrients.
  • Dries well: Lovage leaves dry well, so they can be easily stored for later use.
  • Variety of colors: There are many different varieties of Lovage, each with its own unique color and flavor.

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