The common sage plant, also called sage (Sage officinalis), is an herb that is commonly used as a flavor in cooking. It is also used as a medicinal herb, a calming herb, and as a natural pesticide. Because the common sage plant is native only to the warm climates of the Mediterranean region, the plant requires a lot of sunlight and warm temperatures, which makes it ideal for growing herbs indoors. In addition, it can survive even in a very dry desert environment, which means that high moisture levels can pose problems for the herb. This article will address some of the challenges of planting herbs inside as well as outdoors, as well as how to care for the plant when it is growing outdoors.
Harvesting the common sage plant is relatively simple because it is rarely bothered by thorns, pests or diseases. Once the plant starts to develop stems, harvesting the leaves or roots may become more difficult because they are more likely to be damaged during transportation. For easy harvesting, it is best to bundle the leaves or roots for transport and allow them to be exposed to the air until the plant is completely mature. Otherwise, they will die from dehydration while in transit.
To ensure that the common sage plant does not become damaged by extreme weather, it is best to mulch it with a soft green material, such as straw, in spring and summer. The leaves can be removed from the plants in autumn and winter. Mulching will also help protect the soil from eroding, which can occur if the leaves are left on the surface of the soil for an extended period of time. Harvesting the leaves is also fairly easy because they do not have thorns, leaves or flowers. Once the herb has dried, it is fairly easy to determine if the herb is mature.
Although the common sage plant blooms for one year, it only bloomes for one full growing season. This limited blooming period is due to the planting of new shoots that take over the previous year’s production. Because the plants only bloom for one growing season, it is important to plant the plants so that their growth cycles coincide. If planting your garden sage in the wrong season, you could end up with poor quality leaves that could discolor your food.
The common sage plant grows tall and upright with wide leaves. It has grayish green foliage and the flowers are white with dark colored hairs. The two flowers are attached to the stems at the base. There are many subspecies of the common sage plant that have different shapes and colors, but the one that is most common in the southwestern part of the United States is the Red Sage.
Salvia Officinalis, a variety of the common sage plant, is widely used herbs in several different cuisines. It is commonly used as an added flavor to Mexican dishes such as tamarind, pinto, salsa and fajitas. It is also commonly added to stews, bean dishes and stir fries. It is often mixed with chilies to give the dishes a smoky, peppery flavor. In addition, it can be used as a seasoning for fish, poultry and other seafood dishes.
A group of sage plants that are native to Mexico are called Paeoniflorum olacoides, which are known as the White Paeoniflorum. These plants have wide leaves and the flowers are red, purple or blue in color. They are originally from the desert areas of Sonora and have a wide distribution across Mexico. It is a very drought resistant plant and thrives in high humidity and temperatures.
Mint is another herb that is grown as a companion plant to the sage. The mint plant can live both in the soil or in a container. They tend to grow in the desert conditions of Sonora and are found growing wild on tree stumps and cliffs.