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Sage and onion
Author Name: superness11
Disadvantages: hard to grow
I bought a lovely herb pot that that holes for different herbs to grow out of. Sage was one of the herbs I decided to plant and I bought a very small plant and transferred it into my pot. I love cooking with sage and find it a wonderful flavour to cook it.
Home grown herbs add that extra touch to dinner parties and fresh herbs taste much better than dried. If you keep buying fresh herbs from a supermarket to use, you will end up spending a fortune. I have grown sage from seed and despite having a small amount of success it is certainly not as easy to grow as mint or rosemary. However when my seedlings were quite big enough I transferred them into my pots outside.
I love the smell of my fingers after I have handled the herb, it is a delicious smell. It is hard to describe though, I would say like a light pine, sweet and woody. Sage is very slow at establishing itself so you will have a long wait until you can pick the leaves and enjoy the flavour! If you grow herb from seed it is best to do it in the march and sow indoors first. In April you can transfer outside and then in June the following year it should be ready to harvest!
==Sage, likes and dislikes==
Sage loves the sun and once it is established and sat in a sunny place, it will thrive and become quite hardy, being quite tolerant to the change in seasons. My herbs are not ready to be picked yet as I fear that I will kill them but they smell good and are pleasant to look at. I reckon that after the summer I will be able to finally try my plant. The leaves are long and flat and to cut them you should pinch them with your fingers or cut with scissors. If you gently tap or rub the leaves this releases more of the flavour and scent. The herb does have a flower at certain times of the year, I have a very small one on mine. This is small and purple looking, rather like the rosemary one.
Summary: A tasty herb