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Sage [Salvia officinalis]

Sage [Salvia officinalis]

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Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the floor with hay or straw, evaporation can be reduced by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal humid microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of plants, but also enormously reduces water consumption. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and harvest quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times, even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The desiccation of the soil leads to a huge decline in micro-and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in a barren soil over time. Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed with full-scale irrigation remains longer than if watering is only carried out selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured surfaces, in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to achieve it again and again.

Shipping and pick-up information

We offer CTT shipping for Saagut Europe and USA far! With us you will always receive a tracking number to track your package. Shipping costs differ depending on the shipping region. Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

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Sage is a perennial woody perennial and is one of the traditional old tea, medicinal and spice herbs. Originally native to Asia Minor and North Africa, the sun-loving plant has been grown in Europe since ancient times. Sage smells aromatic and tastes velvety, spicy and slightly bitter. Due to its active substances, the effect is antibacterial, disinfectant, antispasmodic, diuretic and fungicidal. For internal and external treatments, mainly infusions, tea or extracted essential oil are used. It is best known for use as a mouthwash for minor injuries or inflammation of the teeth, gums or oral mucosa, and for sore throat.

General information
Plant family: Lamiaceae
Life Cycle: Perennial
Days to harvest: 150 days
Plant height approx.: 70 cm
Root Type: Deep Root
Nutrient requirements: Weak Eaters
Water Requirements: Low
Winter hardiness: Up to-28 °C
Location: Sunny
Floor: Permeable, moist, sandy, loamy, humus

PH: 7 to 8

Sowing and planting information
Germ Type: Dark germ
Seed Depth: 1 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 18-22 °C
Germination time: 10-28 days
Planting, row spacing: 50x60 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Thyme, rosemary, bean, pea, fennel, cress, carrot, lettuce, cabbage
Unfavorable mixed culture: Basil

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly into the open air from March to August. We recommend pre-culture in small pots from January to August.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly into the open air from May. We recommend pre-culture in small pots from March to June.

Sow in rows.
Sage prefers a fully sunny location with a dry to moist, permeable, sandy and loamy soil. Prepare the soil for the herb with deposited animal manure. Avoid waterlogging.

Additional tips
The main harvest is carried out with late sowing in the second year. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and well-drained soil, an additional incorporation of biochar and primeval rock flour is recommended.

Type of propagation
Spread occurs via seeds and cuttings.

Care Plants
Cut the herb back generously to a height of 20 cm in early spring before the new shoot begins. Due to the initially slow growth of the plants, we recommend weeding the surrounding herbs regularly. In order to permanently use the medicinal and effective potential of the plant in the garden, the perennial should be replaced by a new one every 5 years. M It animal manure prepared beds and planting in mixed culture, replaces additional fertilization.

Germination ability of seeds: 2-3 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Salvia officinalis
English Names: Sage
German names: Sage, Real Sage
Portuguese names: Sálvia
Spanish Names: Sabio
French names: Suction

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals
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