Spanish Sage - Salvia Lavandulifolia
Spanish Sage, or narrow-leaved sage, is a compact plant that has narrower leaves than the more well known varieties of sage. It grows to a height and spread of 45cm. This sage is highly aromatic, very pungent, and good in cooking.
Sow in trays of compost in the greenhouse in early spring. Pot up into separate pots before hardening off and planting outdoors. Or sow direct in situ, in May, and thin to sturdiest plant. Sage should be sown every three or four years, as plants become woody and lose flavour. Pick leaves to use fresh throughout the summer. Harvest in September and dry in the shade for winter use.