belongs to the Labiate family and is originally from Southern Europe where green, motley and purple-coloured variants have been grown for a very long time. This is a perennial half-bush with grey-green leaves, usually. Sage plants should be pre-cultivated. Keep 25 cm between the plants! Cover the sage for wintering in the North and renew it after a few years. The rose-violet flowers are much appreciated by bees. Pick shoots and young leaves for cabbage-, lamb- and mutton dishes and also for salads and fish. The sage prefers to be the only seasoning in a dish and should never be mixed with other herbs.
SOWING: Should be pre-cultivated indoors. Sow 1 cm deep in April and set out after the risk of frost is over. Keep a mutual distance of 25 cm.
SEEDS: 130 seeds/g. One portion yields about 50 seedlings.