Why not follow the song .... Parsley Sage, Rosemary and Thyme? Next up then is:

SAGE - Quick Facts

Sage is okay with everyday soil. Needs good drainage. Allow 30-40 space between seedlings (the plant will grow 30-50 cms high). You can use leaves, flowers and sprigs and you can propagate from seed and cuttings. It really does not like wet feet' and loves full sun.

Medicinal uses include: Make a tea with the leaves and use as a gargle for sore throats, coughs, colds. It can be used as an antiseptic and even helps with memory. I wonder if this last use has anything to do with being a sage person and a wise one?

In the kitchen, well, who doesn't like sage stuffing with the Sunday toast? It can also be used in stir fries, a secret ingredient in the stuffing for home-made sausages, add to the marinade for meats and in sauces for vegetables.

How are you doing with growing herbs in your containers?

Lestie Mulholland
Container Gardening Editor

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