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Growing Sage, also Common Sage

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec

(Best months for growing Sage in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Sow seed

  • Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 77°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 20 inches apart
  • Harvest in approximately 18 months. Time reduced if grown from cuttings.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Broccoli, Cauliflower, Rosemary, Cabbage and Carrots

Your comments and tips

27 Oct 13, rebecca (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi peter, I live in brisbane and grow in rich soil. I find that dill, coriander and mint all grow like wildfire here. Best of luck with your commercial growing!
01 Apr 12, Colin Peckham (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I live in Berowra Sydney. Can I grow sage in a pot allowing it about 2 hours a day of sun, and what fertiliser can I use >
06 Dec 11, Vaughan (Australia - temperate climate)
Hey, it might be nice to make note that Sage is a perennial (I'm guessing it is since it's Mint related, correct me if I'm mistaken :P) in this information somewhere.
02 Dec 11, Amanda (Australia - temperate climate)
I am trying to locate a supplier/stockist of the White Sage plants in WA pref Perth area. Does anyone have any information on this? Also, if I grow White Sage in pots what type/composition of potting mix would be best to use? Cheers M ~
20 Apr 11, liz Strauss (Australia - temperate climate)
hi jane thanks for the recipe all favourite ingredients but i'm confused about the best time to grow sage. this website says not till end of year but others say it can be planted now. Do you have any first hand experience. cheers
28 Feb 11, Jane (Australia - temperate climate)
Mim's Great Sage Recipe Thinly slice eggplant and spread each slice with tomato paste, fine slices of cheddar and very generously sprinkle with chopped fresh sage. Layer the eggplant in a baking dish. Scatter in lots of garlic and drizzle over olive oil. Bake for about 45min at 180 degrees until brown and bubbling. It's incredibly more-ish!
11 Aug 10, Cygnetian (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Can you take cuttings in winter? I'm in southern Tasmania.
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