Organic English Sage
The soft blue-green leaves of sage are ideal for adding their rich flavour to meats and stuffing. This hardy sub-shrub is an essential herb for adding to the Sunday roast but also makes an attractive plant in the perennial border. The flavour of the leaves will be best when growing in warm, dry conditions. Height: 60cm. Spread: 90cm.
Sow from March to May, in pots or trays on the surface of barely moist seed compost, and cover seeds with a sprinkling of finely sieved compost. Place in a propagator at 15-20C until germination, which can take up to 21 days. Transplant seedlings into small pots or cells until large enough to plant outdoors. Plant in well prepared soil in full sun, once frost risk has passed, 45cm apart. Plants should survive for several years if trimmed to keep their shape.