One of the more important kitchen flavorings like Thanksgiving turkey.
Its commonest use is with strongly flavored meats, but even vegetarians will find many uses for it.
Sage grows 2'-3' in height. It is a woody and hardy perennial herb.
Growing Sage: Sow directly in the garden 1/8 inch deep, in late spring. Thin to 2 feet apart when seedlings are 4 inches tall. Sage likes full sun. Morning sun is very important in that it dries the thick furry leaves, preventing fungus. If you live in a humid climate try putting some gravel underneath the plants. The rocks hold the heat and slowly release it at night, helping keep the leaves drier. Sage also appreciates a rich, humus, sandy, well-draining soil. Water ONLY when dry.
I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!