The sage plant is a member of the mint family. It is an evergreen subshrub with wood stems and is also a perennial.
The leaves are commonly used to treat ulcers, sprains, sore throats and other ailments. It it considered to be a very useful medicinal herb and has shown anti- bacterial, anti- viral and anti- fungal properties.
Here are some tips on growing sage in your kitchen garden.
It is easier to grow from cuttings or layering than by growing seeds.
Sage plants thrive in sunshine. So if you are growing the plant inside, place at a location where it can get some amount of sunlight.
This plant is very tolerant to drought and does not require a lot of water to keep healthy.
Sage grows best in sandy and well drained soil.
Fertilizing will help it to grow faster, but will lessen the flavour. So do not add too much fertilizer.