Sow indoors with strong light, in 1/4 inch deep holes, 6-8 weeks before the last frost. To aid germination keep soil warm and moist, but well drained. When danger of frost has passed, transplant 3-4 inch seedlings outside to full sun. Water consistently and thin down spacing once plants are established. Light tip pruning promotes bushy growth; but it is best to let plants become established before the first true harvest. Sage is wonderful fresh or hung in bundles to use dry.
For best results transplant young seedlings; and thin down to 18 inch spacing once established.
for the best flavor snip leaves any time after the plant has matured. Never take more than half the plant. After flowers stop blooming, cut to the branch to encourage additional growth.
Wit & Wisdom: Anyone who has sage planted in their garden is reputed to do well in business. Read The Old Farmer's Almanac Sage Growing Guide!
Are Your Seeds Heirloom? What are Heirloom Seeds?
Heirloom Seeds (sometimes called Heritage Seeds) are open pollinated vegetable and herb seed strains that have been planted, grown and harvested for several generations (usually more than 30 or 50 years depending on the variety) with consistent results. Heirloom seeds are always non-GMO and are never hybrids. All of our vegetable and herb seeds are heirloom seeds.
Are Your Seeds Non-GMO? What Does Non-GMO Mean?
Non-GMO means seeds (or other products) that were produced without genetic engineering and were not derived from GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms). All of our seeds are non-GMO.
Where do Your Seeds Come From?
Most of the seeds offered on our site are USA Origin seeds sourced from certified US based suppliers. We do also source a small number of seeds from other countries. To view the specific origin of any of our current seed offerings, check the seed packet or look in the specifications for "Country of Origin" on any product page.
How Can I Store My Seeds Safely for Use in the Future?
Our seeds will generally retain their high germination rates for several years from the date of purchase. If you're planning on saving your seeds for us in the future, the most important thing to remember that seeds like to be stored where it is cool, dry and dark. The easiest way to ensure this for long term storage at home is to double-seal your seeds inside two zipper style bags and then place them in the freezer. (Make sure you label your seeds for future reference if they're not in original packaging.) When you're ready to plant your seeds, take just the ones you want to use out of the freezer and let them sit on a counter, in a covered container, for a few days to thaw and stabilize before being planted. To preserve germination rates, minimize temperature, light and humidity fluctuations by storing your seeds at the back of the freezer and only taking them out when you're ready to use them.
The Package with my Seeds in was Left Outside in Freezing and/or Rainy Weather. Will the Seeds Still Work?
As long as your seeds have not gotten wet they should work fine. Freezing temperatures will not hurt the seeds.
The Old Farmer's Almanac Sage Seeds (Broad Leaved Sage)
|Country of Origin||Netherlands|
|Seed Type||Non-GMO, Premium, Heirloom, Open Pollinated|
|Hardiness Zone||USDA 4-8|
|Seed Count||Approximately 80 Seeds|
|When to Plant||Spring (Indoors)|
|Packed for Year||2021|
|Scientific (Latin) Name||Salvia Offcinalis|
|Planting Depth||1/4 Inch|
|Plant Spacing||18-24 Inches|
|Row Spacing||18-254 Inches|
|Time to Germination||14-21 Days|
|Time to Maturity / Harvest||75-80 Days|