Sage - a perennial plant, which has a huge number of advantages. Since ancient times, its leaves and inflorescences have been used for medicinal and magical purposes.
It is believed that this herb is capable of awakening faded feelings. In addition, sage is a common seasoning, which is often used for cooking a wide variety of dishes.
Grow sage can be both in the suburban area, and in room conditions.
How to plant a sage in the country
Propagated sage in several ways. It can be transplanted by the vegetative method, by seeds and in the form of seedlings. Despite the fact that the plant tolerates small frosts and is rather unpretentious to the soil, some of its features can be called capricious. For example, love of light. Planting sage is necessary exclusively in the sunny suburban areas. The selected place should be illuminated as much as possible. Frost-resistant sage can not be named. The plant can freeze even with too much snowfall.
Before planting or sowing a plant, the soil needsFertilize with any nutrients. Special preparations for this purpose are not present, therefore any fertilizers will approach. If you decide to plant the sage seeds, then they are recommended to be soaked for a day in the growth stimulant, and then, slightly dried, sow in the open ground.
Seeds can be planted in a different way, but for this it is necessary to wait until they sprout, wrapping them in a damp cloth. The planting process is best done in the spring.
Saplings must be planted on the site at a distance of 15 cm from each other. The sage grows in the form of small bushes. Before planting the soil is better to additionally moisten.
How to grow sage on a windowsill
If you decide to grow sage on the windowsill,Then pay attention to the fact that on the packaging of seeds there should be an "early" mark. Other varieties of this plant may not settle down in the room.
For sowing seeds, a normal flowerpot. The earth is pre-fertilized, and then planted in it the germinated seeds. Place for sage should choose the lightest - the windowsill in this case is an ideal area for normal growth.
Pay attention to the fact that expertsRecommend planting sage at home in the form of seedlings. Chance that the plant will take root in this case more. Water it regularly, but in minimal quantities.
In the summer it is better to place pots on the balcony. Getting enough light, the sage leaves will be more fragrant and juicy.
Care of a sage
Special care of a sage does not require. It is enough to weed out the ground regularly, loosen it and fertilize it once or twice a year.
A regular rejuvenation is necessary in the springOld shoots. This is very simple. It's enough just to cut off the upper parts of the bushes and remove the dry shoots. This procedure is also carried out in the spring.
Excessive moistening of the soil can kill sage. That is why watch the frequency of watering, and if necessary cover the bushes with film at heavy rainfall.