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Herbs and Sprouting Seeds

Learn more about herbs and sprouting seeds with our thorough plant guide that shows you when to sow and harvest, plus the best conditions for these plants.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Common Sage is Both Culinary and Ornamental
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Common Sage (<em>Salvia officinalis</em>)

Ornamental, with many culinary uses, this aromatic shrub has pale green leaves covered in an attractive gray down. Encourage bushy growth by pinching out growing tips, but replace old plants every five years.
Sow: Mid- to late spring
Harvest: At any time
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun

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