This versatile herb can be used fresh, dried or ground in cooking and in herbal medicines. Considered a natural antiseptic, preservative and believed to help with regulating body temperature, it also tastes great in a wide array of settings. Most commonly used in soups, stews and stuffing, it can also be fried to make a delicious tasty treat. The flowers are great for bees, as are the flowers of some of the unusual varieties available, such as Pineapple Sage (which smells a lot like pineapple lumps).
Pineapple sage - This tasty and unusual sage smells like pineapple lumps. The leaves can be used to create a deliciuous and fragrant tea and the flowers taste deliciously sweet.
Plant in full sun in fairly free-draining soil.
Mix in compost and sheep pellets before planting.
Leave 20-40cm between plants (spacing can vary depending on the variety).
Pinch tips regularly to encourage bushing.
Feed regularly with Kings Ocean Grow.
Prune fairly hard once a year to avoid your sage plants becoming too woody.