Botanical name: Salvia officinalis
Some other names: garden sage, common sage, culinary sage
How to grow it:
Sage is a perennial bush to 60cm that likes dry conditions. Can struggle with sub/tropical rains but doesn’t mind the heat.
Plant it in full sun with good drainage – if you find the right conditions it will last a very long time.
It’s great for a pot- preferably terracotta with a well draining potting mix.
Propagated usually by seed, though you can strike cuttings in a well drained mix.
In the kitchen:
Sage is a really useful herb in the kitchen though only needs to be used sparingly – it’s quite strong.
Great with any meat, eggs, potatoes – an delicious baste can be made by mixing with olive oil & garlic.
Sage has many medicinal properties and great taste so use it freely.