The sage or salvia officinalis is a wonderful aromatic plant with a very special flavor.
In summary, what you need to know:
Last name : Salvia officinalis
Family : Lamiaceae
Type : Aromatic plant
Height : 50/60 cm
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Rich and well drained
Harvest : All year
Maintenance is easy and these few tips will help you improve the development of your sage.
Planting officinal sage
It is best to plant in spring, but you can also plant after spring, avoiding periods that are too dry.
Like the sage, she likes very sunny places.
- Multiplication by cuttings throughout the summer
Maintenance of officinal sage
Cut back at the end of summer to encourage the appearance of new growth before winter or at the end of winter to avoid too much development and to keep a compact habit.
You can, in both cases, cut up to 15-20 cm from the foot.
Sage fears drought and appreciates cool soils. Mulching helps prolong moisture in the soil.
Harvesting officinal sage
Sage can be picked throughout the year.
The first year, wait for the plant to form a small bush before harvesting to give it time to develop well.
Good to know about officinal sage
Si sage comes from “salvia”, which means salvation, because its therapeutic virtues are widely recognized.
Medicinal sage is both digestive and stimulating for the body, its consumption will only be more beneficial for your body.
Being evergreen allows this plant to be decorative all year round.
The multiplicity of varieties offers a wide choice of leaf colors, which makes it a very ornamental plant.
Smart tip about officinal sage
Widely present in the Mediterranean scrub, sage does not need a lot of water to develop, quite the contrary.
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