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.
|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)
|pH range||6.0 – 6.7|
|Soil temperature||55° – 80°F|
|Spacing||12″ – 18″|
|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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