sage - organic seeds
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well drained and light
- Rate of growth: average
- Hardiness: hardy
An evergreen herb that has been cultivated for hundreds of years. Its highly aromatic leaves work particularly well with pork, cheese and bean dishes and will make sublime stuffings. The flowers are edible too and can be used to dress salads or icy drinks. Decorative as well as practical, it makes a handsome addition to the front of the border (or a pot), where the flowers will attract bees and other beneficial insects.
- Growing Instructions:
Surface-sow under glass from mid- to late spring, or wait until after all the worst frosts have passed and sow in a sunny spot outside into well-prepared, freely draining soil. Those grown in pots can be potted on when they are large enough to handle and gradually acclimatised before planting out at 45cm intervals after all risk of frost has passed. The leaves can be picked and used fresh, or dried for use in winter. If drying them, try to pick them before the plants start to flower to make sure they retain their flavour.
- Sow: March - May
- Harvest: July - November
- Approximate quantity: 30 seeds.