Sage Plants

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  6. Why Isn’t My Texas Sage Dormant
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Asked by Anonymous on April 10, 2011
Edible Sage

Is Cleveland sage edible for cooking?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Although it is much more aromatic, Cleveland sage is completely edible and a good substitute for regular garden sage.

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Asked by Anonymous on April 20, 2011
Storing Sage

I’m writing for my sister who wants to plant, harvest, and store sage for her own use. It will be used mainly as an ingredient for dressing/stuffing. Will you please give me some tips of the best kind to plant and how to harvest sage for this purpose? She is particularly interested in learning how to dry and crush the sage as it has become very expensive to buy OTC.

Asked by Anonymous on April 26, 2011
Grayish Coloration on Sage Leaves

What is the grayish coloration on the sage leaves? It looks like a fungus; is that common? I have it growing in a topsy turvy with strawberries, cilantro, parsley and basil. Is this environment okay for sage, or should I put it separate and on its own? Is it going to still be okay to use for cooking with this on it, sort of grosses me out and not sure what it is, so I really don’t want to eat it like that.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It sounds like powdery mildew. This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/get-the-cure-for-powdery-mildew.htm

Sage needs less water than the other plants that you have in that planter. It will grow better if it is in a container on its own where you can water it less.

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Asked by Anonymous on May 16, 2011
Grey Spots on Sage Leaves

There are grey fuzzy spots on my new sage plant (two weeks transplanted to pot in full sun on front porch). What are the spots, and how do I get rid of them  and avoid their reappearance?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It sounds like powder mildew. This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/get-the-cure-for-powdery-mildew.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on May 20, 2011
Sage

When sage is in its second year, should you pinch the blossoms off as they come on?

Asked by Bobbiekay on May 26, 2011
Why Isn’t My Texas Sage Dormant

They just aren’t growing. I have one that’s 13 years old and one that I planted two years ago. This one just won’t grow and the 13-year-old one isn’t near as full as it used to be.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It may be lacking nutrients in the soil. I would give them some balanced fertilizer.

Beyond that, the older one may benefit from a pruning. Prune in the plant after it is done blooming and do not remove more than 1/3 of the plant.

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Asked by Anonymous on May 28, 2011
Sage Flowers

I have a sage bush that is in its second year. It began to flower this spring. Can I still use the sage leaves to cook with? I did not know to cut it back in the winter.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Yes, you can still use the leaves for cooking. This article will help as well:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/sage/how-to-grow-sage.htm

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