Sage, Kitchen (Salvia officinalis) - 50 Seeds
• American Grown Seeds
• USDA Zone: 4-9
Kitchen Sage, also known as common sage, is an essential herb for any culinary enthusiast. This robust herb not only offers a deep, savory flavor to dishes but also carries a rich history of medicinal use. With its silver-green leaves and fragrant aroma, it's a beautiful addition to both herb gardens and ornamental beds. Sage pairs wonderfully with meats, especially poultry and pork, and is a staple in stuffing and sausage recipes. Beyond its culinary appeal, sage is often used in traditional herbal remedies.
For fall sowing, no stratification needed. For spring planting, a 30 day cold stratification is needed to break the seeds' dormancy. Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost or directly outdoors after the danger of frost has passed. Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep in well-drained soil. Broadleaf Sage prefers full sun and will tolerate a variety of soil types, but prefers slightly alkaline pH. Regular pruning encourages bushier growth and better leaf production.