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Sage Seeds

Salvia officinalis
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Sage provides aromatic and flavorful leaves with a bluish tinge. This herb can be used with pork, poultry, and in stuffings. It also makes a delicious tea that is said to soothe a sore throat.

  • SKU: 142219
Growing Information Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Grow best in
Best In:
Full Sun
Days to germination
Days to
7 to 14 days
Water needs
Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
Days to maturity
Days to
75 days
Best container size
Container Size:
Growing height
Growing Height:
30-60 cm (12-24")
Key Features Chevron Down Chevron Forward
  • Plant Type: Herb
  • Botanical Name: Salvia officinalis
  • Fill Weight (grams): 0.4
  • Approximate Seed Count: 40-50
  • Characteristics: fragrant | attract pollinators | easy to grow | low maintenance
  • Planting Method: Sow Direct | Start Indoors
  • Seed Type: Heirloom
  • Water Needs: Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
  • Growth Habit: mounding
  • Flavor: Strong aroma with an earthy flavor
  • Disease Resistance: deer resistant|rabbit resistant|disease resistant
  • Tolerance: drought tolerant|tolerates poor soils
  • Preparation Ideas: Sage pairs wonderfuly with foods rich in oils and fats. Most often used in bread stuffing.
Instructions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
    Growing Instructions:

    Sage seeds can be sown directly into the garden when the soil is warm and all danger of frost is passed. Soil temperature (not air temperature) should be warmer than 15°C (60°F) for seeds to germinate. Planting at a lower temperature will delay germination. Choose a location that receives at least 6-8 hours of sunlight daily. Space seeds and plant to the depth indicated below. Press seeds into the soil to ensure good contact and cover with 6 mm (1/4") of soil. After planting, water the seeds with a gentle mist or shower. It is critical to keep the soil consistently moist, but not soggy during germination. When your seedlings reach a height of a few centimetres (inches) and have developed 2 or 3 pairs of leaves, it is important to thin them out, according to the plant spacing indicated below. Do not allow the soil to become dry, as young plants have underdeveloped roots and can quickly dehydrate, particularly in windy conditions.

    For an earlier crop, seeds can be started indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost in your area. Follow the seed depth and spacing guidelines indicated below. Once all danger of frost has passed, seedlings should be hardened off before planting in their growing location. Seedlings should be transplanted according to the plant and row spacing directions below. Regularly monitor your plants and ensure that the soil remains moist, but not soggy while they establish themselves in their new environment.

    Click here to read more information on planning and planting a garden.

  • Planting Depth: 6 mm (1/4")
  • Plant Spacing: 45 cm (18")
  • Row Spacing: 45 cm (18")

  • Instructions for Nutrient Care: Feed plants SUPERthrive once per week. Mix 1.2 ml (1/4 tsp) per 4L (1 gallon) of water in a watering can and apply solution to the base of the plants.
Suggestions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Growing Suggestions:
  • Sage seeds can be started at any time for indoor use.
  • Sage prefers well-draining soil. If plants get water logged it will cause stress to the plant and may lead to root rot. Sage prefers the soil to dry out in between waterings.
  • In the first year of growth, only a few leaves should be harvested throughout the season. After overwintering and developing a strong root system, leaves can be harvested in greater quantities from the bushy growth.
  • A single sage plant can be harvested up to three times in a season if it is well-established. To harvest, pinch off the leaves or snip small sprigs from the plant. It is important to stop harvesting in the fall so that the plant can prepare for the winter.

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