Include in your garden the seeds of salvia officinalis, it is a very aromatic perennial plant that reaches a height of up to 70 cm.
It shows grayish green leaves, with erect stems and purple or white flowers that sprout as clusters.
The salvia officinalis plant, when hit by the breeze, emanates its particular musk fragrance, is used in the kitchen to season poultry and other meats.
It is also conferred medicinal properties such as: digestive, diabetes control and beneficial to improve cognitive functions.
Sage cultivation should be done between April and September, preferably using seedbeds and transplanting when the seedlings are between 7 and 8 cm
The recommended distance between each plant is between 60 and 90 cm, clay soils are suitable or sandy, but with good drainage, with a pH between 6 and 7.
Fertilizers should not be abused as they could modify the flavor of this herb, it will suffice to add organic matter in spring.
Plants need the contribution of sunlight to develop and prevent them from rotting, you can provide medium exposure by providing shade in the afternoons.
The sage harvest is obtained after 60 days, from that moment you can enjoy this beneficial plant.
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Characteristics of Salvia Officinalis.
- Use: gastronomic-medicinal.
- Height: 60-90 cm.
- Sowing time: April-September
- Planting type: seedbed or direct soil
- Properties: digestive- diabetes control, improves cognitive functions, others.
- Solar exposure: Medium.
- Soils: Clay or sandy, drained, PH 6 to 7.
- Harvest: from 60 days.