Planting Sage in Your Garden: Care and Uses

March 2, 2019
Thinking about planting sage in your garden? We'll teach you hot to get started, take care of your plant and what you can use it for!

Sage is a wonderfully aromatic herb that’s popular for cooking and medicinal uses. In today’s post, we’ll show you how to plant and take care of this herb. In addition, we’ll go over what you can use it for as well.

Remember to be patient and consistent with your plants. If you’re planning to eat them, you need to take good care of them and help them grow healthily. You can plant them in a pot or straight into the ground.

Planting sage in your garden

Sage is a beautiful gray-green plant with velvety soft leaves. It grows like a little bush and you can plant it next to other plants or by itself. Aside from the many things that you can use it for, you can also plant it in a corner of your garden for pure decoration. Let’s look at how to plant, take care of and use this lovely herb.

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Caring for your plant

There are different ways to plant sage in your garden. You can place it next to other aromatic herbs, by itself in the ground, or in a pot. The best way to get started is by planting a cutting. Even if you have seeds, cuttings are the ideal choice.

Fertile soil

Look for a good spot for your plant. Layer on fertile soil and add a good amount of fertilizer. There should be a good drainage system to filter water efficiently. Make sure the soil isn’t too dry nor too muddy.

Watering and sunlight

Watering is fundamental for any plant. Water your sage plant frequently, covering its leaves and the soil with equal parts of water. Don’t drown your plant or it’ll collapse beneath the excess. Aside from careful watering, your plant will need plenty of sunlight.

Additionally, apply a natural pesticide to protect your herb from insects. But be careful! If you’re planning on eating it, never use toxic products. They could be dangerous for your health.

Pruning sage

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Once your sage has grown to be nice and strong, make sure it keeps growing healthily. Pruning your plant is crucial to help it grow comfortably. If you want to remove some leaves for cooking, you can dry them or use them just as they are. To dry the leaves, hang them upside down in sunlight. Once dried out, store them in an air-tight jar.

Uses

You can use sage for cooking or medicinal purposes. In cooking, it’s a wonderful herb that you can use fresh or dried. People often use it to flavor red meat, chicken, fish and sauces. If you dried your sage, store it in an air-tight container to have it on hand whenever you need it. You can also steep it in teas.

Sage also has amazing curative properties. Thanks to its medicinal properties, you can use the leaves to make special teas. It’s great for indigestion and acid. It also works as an anti-inflammatory. You can turn to it for muscle pain and cramps, or even for minor skin wounds.

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Planting sage in your garden can be a great asset. Even more so if you enjoy cooking delicious meals with tantalizing dressings. And if you’re into natural medicine, sage can also be a great solution. Do your best to take care of it properly. Moderate watering, plenty of sunlight, fertile soil, and pruning are needed. Then you can dry and store the leaves to use them for cooking or home remedies.