Growing Broad Leaved Sage Herb Seeds
Sage is a hardy and versatile perennial that loves dry conditions and plenty of sun. The herb emanates a bold earthy fragrance and grows into quite a presence with its woody bark and wonderful foliage. Resilient and beautiful, sage is often grown as a filler in gardens, but deserves to be one of the backbone plants of your herb garden.
Life Cycle: Perennial
Hardiness Zone: 4-8
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Plant Spacing: 18-24”
Growth Habit: Upright
Soil Preference: Well-drained, dry
Temp Preference: Warm
Light Preference: Full Sun
Color: Gray-green foliage and beautiful woody bark with age
Flavor: Earthy, sweet pine
Sowing and Growing
Sow seeds indoors 10 weeks before the last frost. Warm soil temperatures help germination which can take up to 3 weeks. Transplant and grow on with a strong light source, being careful not to overwater. When seedlings have 6 to 8 mature leaves, place in full sun and water consistently. Light tip pruning promotes bushy growth. Sage is not a fan of humidity. Spacing plants helps, but in the most humid areas, it is grown as an annual.
Leaves can be snipped anytime during the growing season. Don’t take more than half of the plant at a time. It is best to let plants become well established before the first harvest. Sage is wonderful dry, hang small bundles or lay individual leaves on wax paper.
- Sage Herb Seeds - Organic - Salvia officinalis
- Non-GMO - Organic - Open Pollinated - High Germination Rate
- Seeds For: Herb Gardening & Microgreens
- Days to Full Maturity: 75-80 -- Perennial -- USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-8
- Mountain Valley Seed Company Brand - Premium Quality Seeds