Matures in 180 days
Planting companions: Asparagus, carrot, ground cherry, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, strawberry, rosemary, arugula, tomato, but it is advisable to avoid growing it near garlic, broccoli, cucumber, pickle, onion, leek, and savory.
Sage is a perennial plant with silver-green leaves. It is commonly used as a seasoning for poultry and meat.
The germination rate of sage is naturally low. Direct sowing in the garden is not recommended as it will take longer to germinate. Sow your seeds 6 to 8 weeks before the last expected frost. Plant them just below the surface of the soil and maintain the soil at an ambient temperature of 18 to 20°C (65-70°F). Keep the soil surface moist without saturating it, and germination should occur within 2 to 3 weeks. After a few days of acclimation, transplant them to a sunny or partially shaded garden. Sage is an excellent herb to keep potted at home.
If you started your sage plant from seeds, it is best to wait until the second year before harvesting. This allows the plant to establish itself properly. It has the best taste when consumed fresh, but it can also be dried and frozen. Sage tends to lose its flavor when heated, so it is preferable to add it to hot foods just before serving.