For some reason I cannot seem to grow sage, which is a shame because it is so tasty. When we lived in Dorset, I tried it in sandy soil in the ground but to no avail. Now that we haved moved to Devon, the herbs are in pots. The new sage plant is in a good size clay pot and in a mixture of multi purpose and lots of horti grit. But it has died back a lot, to the point of there being no usable leaves left.
Please help. Thanks.
Hello Bulleyana- You say your new Sage plant is in a good sized pot - I am thinking that if the plant is a new one maybe the pot is too big to start it growing well ? I usually pot new plants into the next size and grow them on a bit befroe going to the next size - if this makes sense The only other thing I can think of is where the pot is - Sages do like the sunshine - when we get any that is
Pam LL x
They say sage only grows where the woman rules the household.
That's why mine is thriving then Pam.
I have got one in a smallish pot with good drainage, but in a sunny position, and it really has done well this year, despite all the rain we've had.
maybe that what's my clary sage has grown so well- never grown it before, very strange plant but lovely and grows in my partial shade, heavy soil.
The pot is standing on gravel which in turn has a weed preventative membrane under it.