Design duo based in New York and Paris, Miriam Josi and Stella Lee Prowse.
sage

SAGE

(Salvia Officinalis) (Salviae folium) (perennial, low water need)

Ancient Egyptians believed it was the fertility drug

GROW

Sage can be planted from seeds in late spring about 1/8 inch deep and take 10 to 21 days to germinate. It can also be planted from cuttings or seedlings. 

Soil and water:  Sage grows well in rich clay loam that drains well and is rich in nitrogen. It prefers soil with a pH of 6.0 to 6.5. Mix some some sand into the organic soil to help with drainage. The soil should be kept moist when the sage plants are small. Eventually prefers a drier soil. 

Tip for the Nomad: Plant sage on the opposite side to a high water need plant like parsley and only water the parsley. The sage will be happy with what is left over.

Sun: Ideally, sage plants should grow in full sun light, but they will also survive in light shade in hotter areas. 

Harvest: Cut leaves or young, tender stems as needed, it will keep growing back. 

HEALTH

  • Anti-bacterial benefits
  • Aromatic Relaxant, 
  • Sage is known to aid digestion.
  • Sage in warm water can soothe a sore throat and help with a cough.
  • A cup of the strong infusion will be found good to relieve a nervous headache.
  • Sage leaf helps to reduce menopausal sweats.

FOOD

Sage is a common cooking herb. It is used fresh or dried for meats, marinades, pastas.

Good as tea.