According to Debbie Wolfe of The Prudent Garden, sage is a special herb. Its foliage is beautiful, its flavor makes it a great culinary herb, and it has a multitude of health benefits, with a long history of medicinal usage. All of that added to the fact that sage is easy to grow, and a prolific grower to boot, makes it a no-brainer staple for your herb garden. One might even say it's the sage choice to make.
Here are Debbie's 7 reasons that make sage a perfect garden herb, pulled from this informative blog post about sage:
Most herbs are easy to grow, but sage is exceptionally easy. It is prone to few diseases and require little once established. Powdery mildew can be a problem, but is easily avoidable by not over-watering.
Sage has a been used as a medicinal herb. Its most noted properties are its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Sage can aid with digestion, mental disorders, menstrual and fertility issues, as well as soothe coughs and sore throat.
Don’t forget that sage is what puts the flavor in “poultry seasoning”. Although most of us don’t think of sage until Thanksgiving rolls around, the herb is delicious with roasted potatoes or stewed white beans.
Wondering best ways to grow sage, or what kind species of sage is right for you? Head on over to The Prudent Garden to learn all that, and more.
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