Perennial sprouts

I’ve been experimenting with germinating seed of perennial veggies in the winter for fresh greens. I dead head the plants anyway to stop them self-seeding too much, so why not put them to some use! Harvested a bit late today sprouts of Myrrhis odorata (Sweet cicely) and Levisticum officinale (Lovage)….they were sowed in earth in large pots earlier in the winter, kept outside to stratify (cold treatment) and then brought into an unheated room in the house to germinate. I was going to add them to an omelette, but discovered I had no eggs, so I made a Lovage-cicely “bubble-and-squeak” (mashed potatoes with greens)…the taste was excellent, the lovage not too strong!
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One thought on “Perennial sprouts”

  1. I love it that you can grow these on a window sill as far north as Norway! That is inspiring. And reassuring!
    I like your use of deep pots for deep roots, and, I imagine, more nutrition than is possible with shallow trays or flats
    Thank you for sharing with us.

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