Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Herbs and other Garden topics.
Sage, also known as salvia officinalis, is a fine addition for any herb garden. Sage leaves are oblong, wrinkled in appearance and gray-green in color. The plant's lilac blue blossoms are quite pretty. This plant can grows to a height of two feet and will sprawl out unless it is kept trimmed.
Sage is aromatic, with a slightly bitter taste. It is most frequently used in poultry dishes and stuffing.
This herb can be started from seeds and cuttings or divided from existing plants. It is best to plant sage in a sunny location once all danger of frost has passed and the seedlings reach three to four inches in height. The best time to harvest Sage is before the plants bloom.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|