Sage Growing Guide
Crop Rotation Group
Any average, well drained soil enriched with compost.
Hardy through mild frosts. In colder areas, small plants can be potted up in fall and grown through winter indoors.
Drench plants with a water soluble organic plant food one month after setting them out.
Single Plants: 30cm (11") each way (minimum)
Rows: 30cm (11") with 40cm (1' 3") row gap (minimum)
Sow and Plant
Start with a purchased plant, or start seeds indoors in later winter to early spring. Plants started from seed may not bloom their first year.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.
One-year-old plants nursed through winter produce beautiful blue flowers. Sage grown in containers can be kept in a cold garage through winter.
Gather sprigs as needed in the kitchen. Gather stems for drying from spring to autumn.
Plants are often short-lived, so root a few stem cuttings each spring to always have vigorous young plants.
Planting and Harvesting Calendar
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