Sage is a strongly scented herb used for cooking, famous in stuffing. It is not only tasty but pretty too, producing lots of purple, blue and white flowers in the spring and summer.
Sage leaves can be harvested at any time but for the best flavour pick from late spring into autumn.
How to care for Sage
Sage is most happy in the full sun but can tolerate some time in the shade. Prefers a sheltered spot.
Prune in late spring.
Water well in its early stages but once established, Sage is quite draught tolerant.
Plant with a good quality, peat free compost. Don't overfeed Sage, the flavour will be less intense.
If planting in the ground, Sage prefers loamy or chalky soil but the most important thing is that the soil is well drained.