Live Sage Grown in Calgary, AB
Live sage is an underrated herb that can be used in a variety of dishes. It has a slightly earthy flavor that pairs well with other savory ingredients.
What does Sage Taste Like? Sage is a woody herb with a strong aroma and peppery taste. Its bold flavor can make foods bitter if you use too much. When cooking with sage, a little goes a long way! Its savory flavor pairs well with meats like pork and roasts. However, sage is best known as the common ingredient in stuffing.
How do I use sage in cooking? Simply harvest some live sage from your plant and pluck the leaves off the stem. While you can cook with whole leaves, to get the most flavor out of this herb finely chop the leaves into small pieces first
Caring For Your Live Sage Plant
Days To Maturity: 75-80 days
Height: 16-30 Inches (40-76 cm)
Light: Full sun for at least 6 hours a day.
Media Type: We use organic soil in our pots
Soil Requirements: A quality potting mix with good drainage is key to getting the most out of your sage.
Watering: Keep moist, water every 2-3 days
Fertilizing: Sage is not a heavy feeder and too much fertilizer can result in weaker flavour
Harvesting Your Live Sage Plant
Step 1: For best growth, don’t harvest your sage until the plant has at least 4 sets of leaves.
Step 2: A sage plant has central stem with sets of leaves growing from each side. With a sharp pair of cutters/scissors, count up at least two sets of leaves from the bottom of the plant.
Step 3: Located a set of small leaves growing above the two sets of full leaves and cut the main stem roughly 1/4″ above them.
Step 4: Take your cuttings away from the plant and use as a fresh ingredient to your meal. Place the plant in direct sunlight and it will be ready to cut again in a few weeks time.