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Organic Sage Seeds

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    • Wonderfully aromatic, silvery-green leaves
    • Potent accent to stews and traditional stuffings
    • Beneficial insects love this plant
    • Cut back get a burst of fresh leaves
    • Certified Organic

Organic Sage Seeds

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Salvia officinalis. CERTIFIED ORGANIC! The wonderfully aromatic, silvery-green leaves of sage bring a potent savoury accent to stews, soups, salads, and traditional stuffing. Beneficial insects love this plant and hummingbirds will feed from sage flowers. Direct seed organic sage seeds in early spring and thin to 30cm (12″) apart. Harvest half of the plant before the purple flowers open in June, and dry the leaves in an airy spot away from direct sunlight. After flowering, cut back by a third to get a burst of fresh new leaves.

Quick Facts:

    • Wonderfully aromatic, silvery-green leaves
    • Potent accent to stews and traditional stuffings
    • Beneficial insects love this plant
    • Cut back get a burst of fresh leaves
    • Certified Organic

How To Grow

It’s nice to have one big, reliable sage bush at the corner of the garden. One plant usually provides enough herb for most families, and its flowers are strongly attractive to wild and domesticated bees. Even hummingbirds will stop for a sip. Propagating by cuttings is easier with sage than growing from seed, but both can be achieved with a little care. Follow along with this handy How to Grow Sage from seeds Guide and grow some flavour. Great fresh or dried.!

Latin
Salvia officinalis
Family: Lamiaceae

Difficulty
Easy but slow

Season & Zone
Season: Warm season
Exposure: Full sun
Zone: Hardy to Zone 5

Timing
Start indoors mid-February to mid-April. Transplant out or direct sow starting mid-April. Starting indoors may be more reliable, particularly if using bottom heat and maintaining optimal soil temperature at 15-21°C (60-70°F). Seeds should sprout in 2 to 3 weeks.

Starting
Sow seeds 3mm (1/8″) deep, and keep soil just moist, not wet. Thin to 45-60cm (18-24″) apart.

Growing
In spring, trim established plants back by a third to encourage new growth. Once the flowers have finished in June/early July, trim the plants back again. A second bloom sometimes follows, and this pruning will keep plants bushy and compact. After a few years, sage bushes can become quite large. Keep in check by pruning.

Companion Planting
Sage repels both the cabbage moth and the carrot rust fly, so it’s a great all around companion plant in the vegetable garden. Do not, however, plant it near cucumbers, which are sensitive to aromatic herbs.

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  • Wonderfully aromatic, silvery-green leaves
  • Potent accent to stews and traditional stuffings
  • Beneficial insects love this plant
  • Cut back get a burst of fresh leaves
  • Certified Organic

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Plant organic Sage seeds in containers or in the herb garden to attract beneficial insects, hummingbirds, and as culinary kitchen herb with edible flowers.

Sage Salvia officinalis English Sage

The soft blue-green leaves

An attractive plant in the perennial border

Plant Size Height Up to 60cm (23.6in)
Spread Up to 90cm (35.4in)

Hardiness & Longevity Hardy Shrub

Ideal For patio kitchen garden cottage gardens wildlife gardens low maintenance garden

Position In Full sun

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Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here .

Codes
1 packet (75 sage seeds) (23673)

Sow sage from March to May, in pots or trays on the surface of barely moist seed compost and cover seeds with a sprinkling of finely sieved compost. Place in a propagator at 15-20C (59- 68F) until germination, which can be up to 21 days. When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into 7.5cm (3″) pots and grow on in cooler conditions.

When all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise oregano plants to outdoor conditions over 7 – 10 days before planting outdoors. Plant sage at a distance of 38cm (15″) apart on any fertile, free draining, non acidic soil in full sun.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

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Sage seeds from Thompson & Morgan – experts in the garden since 1855