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Sage (Salvia officinalis)

Product Contains

Sr No. Item name
1 Sage – Plant
2 Round Plastic Pot (Black)
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Description

Salvia officinalis is a perennial, evergreen subshrub, with woody stems, grayish leaves, and blue to purplish flowers. It is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae and native to the Mediterranean region, though it has been naturalized in many places throughout the world

Plant Specifications

Common Name sage
Maximum Reachable Height 60 cm (2 feet) tall.
Bloom Time spring, summer
Difficulty Level easy

Planting And Care

Plant sage in medium to full sun. If you are growing sage indoors, place your pot near a sunny window. Sage is a fairly drought-tolerant herb, and even when the leaves look wilted, a little water perks the entire plant right up. Wait until the soil is dry to give it a thorough watering.

Light Requirement

  • Sage does best in medium to full sun.
  • It can also do well in containers or indoors – just be sure it’s near a sunny window if you’re growing it inside.

Soil

  • Sage needs sandy, loamy, well-draining soil.
  • You want a pH between 6.0 and 7.0 for optimal growth.

Watering

  • For the first few weeks, you’ll probably need to water sage once or twice per week.
  • The soil should be kept about as moist as a wrung-out sponge.
  • Once the plant has developed a good root system, you can decrease watering to every week or two.
  • Be careful not to overwater!

Application of Fertilizer

  • If you’re planting sage as a perennial, fertilize the first year only with a low-nitrogen fertilizer.
  • When you’re preparing the soil for planting, work a 5-10-10 fertilizer into the soil at the rate of half a pound per 100 square feet.

Re-potting

  • Fill the pot no more than half full of potting soil, slightly bringing it up the sides of the pot.
  • Gently press the soil to help it stay in place, and then lightly, but thoroughly, moisten the soil with water.
  • Before repotting any herb, it’s important to carefully prepare the plant’s root ball.

Sage Uses

Medicinal Use:

  • Sage is used for digestive problems, including loss of appetite, gas (flatulence), stomach pain (gastritis), diarrhea, bloating, and heartburn.
  • It is also used for reducing overproduction of perspiration and saliva; and for depression, memory loss, and Alzheimer’s disease

Culinary Use:

  •  Fried sage can be crumbled over a dish to heighten flavor at the last moment.
  • Sage can also be used to add herbaceousness to sauces, compound butters, meat marinades, pastries, and breads.
  • Add fresh sage leaves to cocktails and teas for an instant hit of herbal flavor.

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