Referenced in writing as far back as the 1500s, sage is known for its positive effects on cooking—and the brain. Shown to enhance cognition in a manner similar to caffeine, this food-friendly herb is a wise choice for your smart garden.
Sprouts in: 1 - 2 weeks
Harvest in: 5 - 12 weeks
- Garden sage is not heat sensitive and grows best at 18 - 30 °C / 64 - 86 °F.
In 1 month it should be ready for first harvesting of tiny leaves. Just pinch off the tips of the plant, cut the whole stem or just collect some leaves.
If some leaves turn brown, feel free to cut them off - new leaves will grow soon.
It’s easy to prune and basically not possible to harm it. You can even decide to cut the whole plant 5 cm / 2 inch above the ground or leave at least 2 pairs of true leaves to grow when it’s fully grown to promote new growth.
Sage is great for drying and this way you can save it for later. Lay them on a paper towel sheet and put them in a well ventilated area away from direct sunlight.
Depending on how much you love your Garden Sage and how often you prune it, one pod may last up to 100 days.
If your plant is old and starts to degrade, feel free to remove the plant from the cavity and plant it outdoors. Garden Sage will grow well as a perennial herb in warm climates.