Seed Type: Non-hybrid, Open Pollinated & Non-GMO
Plant Character: Dense stems with long leaves
Leaf Character:Long green narrow leaves and silver-tint due to short white hairs
Cuttings: Cut the topmost portion of the stems, leaving at least 4 inches of stems
Uses: Recommended for Infusions, seasoning, stuffings, sauces, and salads
Throughout the year
Plant to Plant - 6 to 8 inches
- Days to
80 to 90 days
Sow the seeds at least ¼ inch deep in rich loamy soil rich in nitrogen. Sage can also tolerate transplanting the seedlings once the seeds have germinated after 20-25 days of sowing.
Create a space in a pot and sow the seeds evenly and cover them a layer of soil. Water the pot/container regularly keeping in mind that the growing medium must be moist for seeds to get all the nutrients from the soil.
Keep the pot in the partial shade till germination and move to a sunny spot once the seeds have germinated. You can remove the week seedlings to promote a healthier pot of the herb.
Plant sage near cabbage or carrot as a companion plant but sow away from cucumber plants since they are sensitive to aromatic plants.
Pests & Diseases
Fungal diseases are one of the most common problems that one might face while growing sage due to crowding of plants and overwatering. One thumb rule to go by is to water the seedlings at the roots only. Additionally, mealybugs, whiteflies, and sap-sucking bugs can also affect the sage plant. Prune the affected part of the plant to address these issues or use a neem spray.
Sage prefers rich loamy soil for better growth. The pH of the soil must range between 6.0 and 6.5.
Sage needs direct sunlight & relatively dry weather to grow well but can also tolerate mild shade. Make sure that the drainage of the pots is in place to avoid issues with roots. You can also consider adding a few pebbles at the bottom of the pot to improve drainage.
The ideal temperature for growing sage should range between 18–21°C(65–70°F).
Sage is not too demanding when it comes to watering frequency. Water on alternate days once seeds have germinated.
how to harvest
Once the leaves have developed, you can harvest them easily by snipping the required quantity of the leaves with a pair of sharp scissors leaving at least 4-6 inches of the plant just above the ground.
You can also use dried sage by air drying small branches of sage upside down to dry in an airy location with sunlight.
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