Afabulous herb for the festive season, sage is not only wonderful in dishes from classic stuffings to sausage rolls, it also makes a great decoration. Try adding it to your Christmas wreath, mix it with pine cones for a table centrepiece, or include it in a floral bouquet.
While this is the right time to plant sage seeds in the garden, it is a slow developing plant, so you’d be better growing from a cutting, or buying a pot herb.
Our friends at Superb Herb suggest keeping your ready-grown sage plant in a sunny spot – such as on the windowsill. Be sure to water young plants regularly, although be careful not to saturate.
If you choose to plant it out, pick a position with sun and free-draining soil, and space seedlings around 50cm apart. Prune heavier, woody stems each spring.