Planting Sage

Asked January 20, 2016, 9:47 PM EST

Hi! I'm having my class of kids plant sage seeds in biodegradable seed-starter pots this Sunday. What care should they receive until they're big enough to repot/it's warm enough to plant outside?

Hennepin County Minnesota

1 Response

Sage can be grown from seed just as any other garden plant although some suggest a better success rate if you use cuttings instead.

  • They should be started about 6-10 weeks before the last frost (in Minnesota this is around May 1-May 10).
  • Plant the seeds/cuttings 24 to 30 inches apart. For best growth, the soil should be between 60º and 70ºF. Plants should grow to be between 12 and 30 inches in height.
This link has all the information you will need to get these little plants started:
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/flowers/starting-seeds-indoors/

I hope this is helpful. Please contact AaE again if you have further questions.