How to Grow Sage at Home

Herb sage

Need some fresh sage for your turkey?

Do a lot of your recipes call for fresh sage?

Welcome to Herb Monday. Herb Monday is our latest series about sharing tips and tricks to growing herb indoors. Growing herbs indoors is great for all of us who live areas that are getting colder.

Fresh sage is one of those herbs that is difficult to find in the grocery store. While is it difficult to find, it is worth it. Sage is great for attracting bees and butterflies to your outside garden, but with the cold weather approaching it is time to bring the herbs indoors.

Here are some great tips for growing sage indoors.

  1. Type of Container
    Sage grows great in all types of containers. The size of the pot should be 8 inches by 8 inches. If you want to be able to grow inside as well as out, according to Container Gardening Tips,

    Your choice of containers will depend on your zone.

    • Terracotta pots will do best for cooler zones. This is because these clay pots absorb moisture from your potting soil, aiding in removing excess water from the container.
    • Warmer, dry climates will require light-colored plastic pots because of two reasons: One, they do not absorb heat as much as terracotta pots do. Second, they do not take out moisture from the soil of your sage, keeping the water in the soil where it belongs.
    • If you live in an area that is partially dry and partially wet, then wooden boxes can also be a good choice.
  2. Sunlight
    Sage does best when it is placed under a sunny window, needing 6 to 8 hours of sun light daily.
  3. Watering
    Make sure to install Rootstick into each pot. Rootwell aeration tubes are specially designed for potted plants and will provide your sage with the oxygen, water and nutrients it needs.

What are your favorite herbs to use when cooking your turkey?

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