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Common Sage

Common Sage

Salvia officinalis

Certified Organic Seed

Easy to grow from seed.
Ships January 1st, 2017

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If the idea of growing perennial herbs from seed intimidates you, do not be shy of sage. It is extremely easy to grow from seed, and puts on a lot of growth in the first year. In the second year, it will delight you with beautiful purplish-pink flowers. The culinary uses are endless: fried sage on roasted squash, mixed in with soups and pastas, delicious with caramelized onions on pizza, the possibilities go on and on. Just a few plants will provide enough sage to eat fresh and dry for an entire year.

Quick Facts

Spacing in Row 18 inches
Spacing Between Rows 18 inches
Planting Depth ½ inch
Days to Germination 7 to 14 days
Days to Maturity 75 days
Height at Maturity 24 inches
Width at Maturity 18 inches

How to Grow

Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Sow 1-2 seeds per pot. Keep soil moist but not wet until seeds have germinated. Then, prevent sprouts from damping off by being sure not to over-water them. When seedlings have 1-2 sets of leaves, thin to 1 per pot. Transplant outdoors when there are 1-2 sets of true leaves. Sage prefers full sun and well drained soil. You can prune plants in the fall after all the leaves are gone or dried, but this is not necessary. It is normal for a few plants to die over the winter in areas with cold winters, so protect with mulch if you are concerned about this. Also does well in containers.

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