Aromatic herbs are a fundamental part of any garden, not only because of their aromas or because they serve as a condiment in the kitchen or for our personal care, but because it also helps us to have a more productive garden thanks to pollinators and in other cases it helps us to fight or repel pests.
We have already seen in other essential aromatic items in our garden such as rosemary, lavender or basil , today we are going to see what requirements and care sage should have and the advantages of putting it in our garden.
Sage (salvia officinalis) will be planted in its final place in mid or late spring, although we can seed it the previous spring to plant it, the ideal is to reproduce it by woody cutting in late summer or buy the plant in. It is a shrubby plant about 50cm tall with incredibly pretty and melliferous flowers.
It adapts to almost all types of soils with which on that side we will not have problems and the waterings like any Mediterranean plant must be light and moderate, we must take special care not to flood because we can kill the plant. The climate that is best for it is hot with mild winters, frosts can kill the plant. On all this you have more information in the video.
The benefit of having sage in the garden is that being a very melliferous plant helps us to improve the production of our garden by attracting pollinators, it is also very visited by aphid-eating insects, which is always very interesting. But not only that, it helps us to repel harmful insects such as carrot flies, ants, whiteflies, cabbage moths, aphids, slugs and snails.
Author: Toni Frito.