I'm not new to gardening but I have had the hardest times trying to germinate lovage seeds that my old college class mate from Germany sends (I have tried three different packets over the last three years and the best I ever got is something coming up to about an inch before it died). I have even germinated papaya seeds in the garden with no cover :-) I have almost given up but not quite there yet (too many memories of the flavor I enjoyed in soups and salads as a child).
I'm thinking now that my last hope maybe to have a seedling (or a small division) shipped from a nursery that specializes in herbs since I have not been able to find a nursery that has lovage in the Bay Area.
Is there anyone out there who knows a source/nursery in the US that can sell me a seedling (or some form of a live plant)? It couldn't have been a bad batch of seeds that my friend was sending from Germany, could it? There were three different shipment of seeds packs I tried.
Thanks for the help,