Plant Name: Sage

Sunlight(?)Full sun (6-8 hours)
Days To Maturity(?)75
Planting Season(?)Spring, Fall
Temperature(?)60-80°F (15-26°C)
Seeds Or Seedlings(?)Both can be used (Buy Seeds)
Container Size(?)2-3 gallon (8-10 inch) (Buy Now)
Support Needed(?)No
Potting Soil(?)Regular (Buy Now)
Watering Needs(?)Low
Fertilizer(?)Balanced (Buy Now)
Pests(?)None
Diseases(?)Mint rust, root rot

How To Grow

  1. Select a Container: Choose a container that is at least 8-10 inches deep and wide, with drainage holes at the bottom to prevent waterlogging.
  2. Choose Sage Varieties: Decide which variety of sage you want to grow. Common varieties include common sage (Salvia officinalis) and purple sage (Salvia officinalis ‘Purpurascens’).
  3. Prepare the Container: Fill the container with well-draining potting soil. Sage prefers soil with good drainage.
  4. Plant Sage Seeds or Seedlings: If planting seeds, sow them directly onto the soil surface and cover them lightly with a thin layer of soil. If using seedlings, plant them at the same depth as they were in their nursery containers.
  5. Water the Soil: Give the soil a thorough watering after planting to settle it around the roots. Water regularly, allowing the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings.
  6. Provide Full Sunlight: Place the container in a sunny location where the sage will receive at least 6-8 hours of sunlight per day. Sage loves warmth and sunlight.
  7. Fertilize Sparingly: Sage doesn’t require heavy feeding. You can fertilize it with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season.
  8. Mulch the Soil: Apply a thin layer of organic mulch, such as straw or shredded leaves, around the sage plants to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.
  9. Prune Regularly: Prune sage regularly to encourage bushier growth and prevent it from becoming leggy. You can use the pruned branches for culinary purposes.
  10. Watch for Pests and Diseases: Keep an eye out for common pests like aphids or spider mites, and treat them promptly if necessary. Sage is generally resistant to most pests and diseases.

Check out our detailed guide to grow sage in a container.


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