Lovage and other unusual herbs?
I have some lovage seeds and I'm very excited about it. From the description, it sounds like something I can really enjoy in my cooking. What types of conditions does it need, is it a cool or warm weather herb? I'm in Phoenix so I have several seasons to consider when deciding best time to plant and if to provide part-shade or full-sun. I've been thinking of placing it in an area similar to where my parsley patch thrives, 3-4 hours of sun, thick mulch and able to keep damp. Plant in fall after it cools off?
Also, I have anise and bergamot seeds and some fenugreek. Same questions, plus, how do you use the fenugreek?
Finally, I'd like to try a curry plant, if I can find one? Does the curry fresh taste like curry powder? Again, growing conditions would be helpful. I like some curries, but not others, I always thought curry was a mix of spices, not a single spice?