Planting Sage

The Story

Planting Sage? Make sure you don't over water it...I recently planted Sage in my Herb Garden. Sage is definitely a must-have for everybody who cooks, as it is a great addition to many meals. ESPECIALLY if you enjoy Jamie Oliver’s cooking.

Anyway, after planting any plant, it is key to ensure that the roots get sufficient water to prevent them going into shock. At least, that’s how I see it. So I watered the Sage thoroughly. And I watered it again the next day, and the next. I didn’t DROWN the plant, but I made sure that it had water.

BUT, the Sage started drooping. Admittedly, it was in the middle of a hot spell here in South Africa, so I thought that once the temperature cooled down, things would start to perk up a bit.

Unfortunately, this didn’t happen.

The Lesson

I asked a herb specialist what went wrong, and he said that Sage does not like water. Obviously it NEEDS water, but only a little, otherwise it will die.

So there we go. I’ll be trying again, but this time I’m going to plant the Sage in a pot. This way I will be able to take it out of the rain if needed, and have more control over the plant.

I just thought I’d share this with you… Any other tips?

One Reply to “Planting Sage”

  1. Most herbs occur naturally all over SA and I like to think of them as tasty weeds, they will grow just about anywhere as long as they have sun and water once a week.

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