Perfect your farm-to-table dishes with BOXHILL's Common Sage Organic Seeds! Otherwise known as Salvia Officinalis, planting this herb will bring a bit of wisdom to your garden and endless flavor to your meals.
Seeds arrive in a quatrefoiled, folded package -- both the quatrefoil shape and seeds, themselves, were thought to be travel partners on the ancient Silk Road. The name "sage" comes from the Latin verb salveo, meaning "to heal". This is because the plant is said to be able to heal almost everything. But the word sage also refers to wisdom, and quite often the wisdom of age. If you would like to grow wiser with age, grow with sage by your side in the garden. It will return every year: older, wiser, and more generous.
Start these seeds indoors, approximately 6-8 weeks before last frost. Sow 1-2 seeds per pot. Keep the soil moist, but not wet, until the seeds have germinated. Overwatering can result in damping off -- allow the soil to dry a bit between waterings. When seedlings have 1-2 sets of leaves, thin them to one per pot. Transplant them outdoors when plants are 4" high. Sage can also be grown quite successfully in containers that have full sun and well-drained soil. Sage is a short-lived perennial that will last 3-5 years.
VARIETAL QUICK FACTS
- Number of Seeds -- 200
- Spacing in Row -- 12"
- Spacing Between Rows -- 18"
- Planting Depth -- 0.25"
- Days to Germination -- 5 to 10 days
- Days to Maturity -- 85 days
- Height at Maturity -- 12"
- Width at Maturity -- 12"