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How to grow sage in pots or window boxes


Sage (salvia officinalis) is a perennial plant that grows to a height of 0.3 to 0.6 meters.

The Chinese call it “Greek sage” and consider it better than tea. The French call it “Greek tea”.

Sage grows well in pots and window boxes.

Sage needs sun to grow properly.

Does not need regular watering. It loves soils that are relatively dry.

You can sow sage seeds in spring or autumn.

It is a plant that requires patience. You will be able to harvest in the summer of the following year, after 1.5 years.

Place 5 to 10 sage seeds in a pot to a depth of 0.5 centimeters. In 2 to 3 weeks the seeds will germinate.

Greek name: Φασκόμηλο.

For guides on growing more herbs in pots or window boxes in the city, you may also check: How to grow 16 herbs and other aromatic plants in pots and window boxes.


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