The lovely, silvery-green leaves of sage are wonderfully ornamental and their flavour accents many meals.
The traditional ingredient in pork sausages and stuffings. Cut back in the spring to get a burst of fresh leaves.
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How to Guide
Almost fill a seed tray with moist seed compost. Sow seeds thinly over the surface, and lightly cover them with a little more compost. Place in warmth 10-15°C(50-60°F), and keep moist.
Potting on/Thining Out
Keep seedlings in a light position, but shade from bright sun. When large enough to handle, transplant individually to 8cm (3in) pots of potting compost.
Hardening Off/Planting Out
Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions for 2-3 weeks before planting out from early summer onwards. Allow 45cm (18in) between plants.