How to grow sage
Sow sage seed 0.5cm deep in pots and transplant seedings to 30cm apart. You can also plant sage plants or rooted cuttings.
Sage likes well-drained soil in a sunny site.
Keep sage plants watered until they have established. Pinch out the growing tips to encourage bushy plants. Sage is evergreen so will keep its leaves through winter.
Harvesting and using sage
To use the sage leaves fresh, pick the, any time. If you plan to dry the sage leaves, pick them before flowering. Protect one-year-old plants with horticultural fleece in colder winters or move container grown sage plants indoors.