Real World Gardener Spice it Up with Sage

January 6th, 2014

REAL WORLD GARDENER Wed. 5pm 2RRR 88.5fm Sydney, streaming live at and Across Australia on the Community Radio Network.
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Spice it Up

with Ian Hemphill

Salvia officinalis.
Did you know that during the days of the Roman Empire, women made a strong tea of this herb to darken their hair.
If you’ve got a herb garden, you need to plant some because it’s useful in attracting important pollinators mainly bees, to your garden. 
Let’s find out what this important herb is…

Growing sage in the perennial border will add that grey colour to contrast with the purples and pinks In some regions Sage doesn’t last that long, because like Lavender, it detests humidity and hates really cold weather.
So, either treat it like an annual and either sow seeds every year or buy seedlings, or keep it in a pot.In the kitchen, the sage herb is great with flavour of meats and cheeses.
If you have any questions about growing sage or using sage in your cooking, why not drop us a line to. or write in to 2RRR P.O. Box 644 Gladesville NSW 1675

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