Sage is an attractive bush- Its grey green leaves and spikes of blue flowers are just as useful in the shrub border as in the herb garden. It has a strong flavor and accompanies many traditional stuffing dishes.
How To Grow Sage Herb Seeds
Introduction and Uses:These are evergreen perennial subshrubs with woolly grayish leaves that add an musky, earthy freshness to foods. Spikes of purple/blue flowers appear in mid-summer. Sage is a hardy evergreen perennial with soft, grayish leaves that add a musky, earthy freshness to food. Its flower colors vary from purple, pink, blue, to white. This strongly-scented herb is renowned as a part of a double act alongside onion in the sage and onion stuffing. Its fresh or dried leaves are used to prepare teas. The herb is attractive enough to be grown alongside your favorite ornamental plants.
Botanical Name: Salvia officinalis.
SOWING SAGE SEEDS:
Sage seeds can be sown throughout the year.
Step 1: Sage is grown by direct seed sowing. Seeds can be sown in pot, planter or container filled with good quality, well drained soil mix.
Step 2: Take off some top soil (2-3 inches) from the center of pot and make room for seed sowing.
Step 3: Sow few seeds of Sage evenly in the pit and cover them back with soil.
Step 4: Water the pot regularly, keep the seed sown surface damp.
Step 5: Sage seeds should germinate in 2-3 weeks time, depending on season.
Step 6: Keep the container in semi shade while the germinated seedlings grow.
Step 7: Thinning: Cut off extra, weak seedlings from the base after 2 weeks of germination to maintain proper spacing between plants.
Step 8: Once seedlings are growing, keep the Sage container in direct sun.
SAGE PLANT CARE:
Keep your sage plant in outdoor sunny location for best flavour. Sage doesn't mind growing in semi shade.
Sage plant requires regular, moderate watering. Water your herb by shower method using Watering can.
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