Planting, Growing, and Harvesting Sage
A great way to incorporate the healing benefits of sage is “Sage Butter.” With two ingredients and five minutes, you have an amazing herbal butter that’s wonderful on sweet potatoes, chicken, tossed vegetables, fried eggs, toast, popcorn, and whatever you wish!
In the video below, herbalist Patty Sanders shows us how to make sage butter—and also talks all about the healing benefits of sage. See recipe.
I’ve been growing my sage for about 4 years. It’s done very well. This year it bloomed profusely & beautifully. Should I trim all the blossoms, the flowers are gone now?
If the flowers have stopped and you don’t wish them to go to seed, you can trim them back. This may encourage the plants to flower more.
I read that sage is a good deterrent that effectively rids a home of rats and other rodents. So I’m asking those who have grown sage, if you have seen this to be true?
Hi Joe, thanks for your question! Sage is quite useful in the kitchen and has many benefits as an herbal remedy, but unfortunately it has not been shown to be an effective natural deterrent for removing rats and other rodents from your home.
I live in southwestern Minnesota and I was gifted a berggarten sage which I planted in a 17” plastic pot. It is doing really well. Is there anything I should do to prepare it for winter outside?
Grow it in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates very light shade, but best in full sun. Plants tend to sprawl, particularly when grown in less than full sun. Wet soils can be fatal.
My sage plant over wintered Zone 5, I planted it in a plant bag. The leaves look healthy, but I noticed these white sandy looking sacs on the lower part of the stems. When I tried to knock them off a reddish powder emitted from the sacs. What is this? Should I get rid of this plant?
i would like to move my mature sage plant to a different location. when is it best to do? how?
my sage plant keeps loosing branches thru drying out - what is going on? I water it and it has light on the windowsill