SAGE Salvia Officinalis
Perennial -Permanent Plant - Height 18 to 30 inches
Attractive broad-leaf herb with blue flowers. Leaves are used for seasoning, stuffing, pork, lamb, veal, poultry, meat loaf, stew and chowders. Ornamental plant for borders, large tubs or for use in the vegetable garden.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Sow indoors in March or outdoors after all danger of frost. Cover seeds with 1/8-inch fine soil. Space rows 18 inches apart or use in group plantings.
THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: When 1 to 2 inches tall, thin to 12 to 15 inches. Transplant thinned plants.
GERMINATION: Approx. 2 to 3 weeks, depending upon soil and weather conditions.
Ed's Special Advice
Plant near the kitchen door so plants will be handy to use. For winter use: cut on dry day when flowers are fully open. Hang in cool, well-ventilated room. When dry, remove leaves from stems. Seal leaves in wide-mouthed jars or bottles.