Herb Growing Guide: Sage

How to Grow Sage

Growing sage is a heart-warming way to truly bring the holidays home by growing and sharing that which you care for with those whom you love. A soft, velvety relative of mint, sage has a smell and flavor that brings home memories of savory Thanksgivings and holiday meals.

Growing Sage

Sowing Guide

When to sow indoors 6 – 8 weeks before last frost
When to sow outdoors Not recommended
Seed depth 1/8″ or less
Germination soil temperature 65° – 70°F
Germination length 7 – 21 days
When to transplant Not recommended
Varieties Pineapple (fruity aroma)White (attracts bees)Grower’s Friend (non-blooming)

Purpurea (purple)

Growing Guide

pH range 6.0 – 6.7
Soil temperature 55° – 80°F
Spacing 12″ – 18″
Watering Light
Light Full sun to partial shade
Nutrient requirements N = lowP = lowK = low
Fertilizer schedule Not usually needed
When to harvest Whenever leaves are large enough to use

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