You Can Grow Sage

  Recently I wrote about using sage in a post on Savor the Southwest.  Following that – here is how to grow sage!  The sage we use in cooking is Salvia officinalis, and has well over 1500 closely related Salvia species, many of them with sage somewhere in the common name.  Sage itself has many common names, including true sage, common sage, garden sage, kitchen sage, culinary sage, Dalmatian sage, and broadleaf sage.  Originally native to the Mediterranean region, sage can be grown here in the Southwest. Soil. A rich, well-drained loamy soil that is high in organic matter is great for sage.  Sandy soils drain too quickly and clay soils become waterlogged and don’t hold oxygen well.  Either case makes for unhappy basil plants. Soil pH for sage is between 6.5 to 7.2, yet most desert soil is around 8.0.  Add ample organic matter or grow your sage in…

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