SAGE

Salvia officinalis

A kitchen gardener’s dream plant: useful, good-looking, and easy to maintain. This hardy annual is an ease to grow, capable of withstanding conditions that are far from optimal. Beneficial insects love this plant.

Sage has lovely, woolly, silvery-green fragrant leaves that provide a strong, balsamic flavour to a wide variety of dishes. Use fresh or dried to flavour meats, sauces, soups, dressings and stuffings.

Sage is a fantastic all-around companion plant in the garden because it deters many detrimental insects. However, do no plant sage near cucumbers.

Maturity75 days
Height18" (45 cm)
Spacing24" (61 cm)
LightFull sun
SoilWell draining
pH Range5.0 to 8.0
WateringAllow soil to dry between watering.
FertilizingBalanced fertilizer at the time of planting.
Nutrients RequiredNitrogen = low, Phosphorus = moderate, Potassium = moderate

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