The European sage plant can be grown in the garden throughout the whole year. It doesn't fear cold weather and it bears very harsh minimum temperatures. Seeing that the foliage of the aromatic plants is used for alimentary needs, we advise paying attention to the use of insecticides and anticryptogamics: letís use only those for agriculture and letís follow very strictly the lacking period written on the label before harvesting these plants.For a balanced development, it is best to position the the European sage in a place where it is exposed to at least a few hours of direct sunlight.
Generalities European sage
The European sage is a year or two year long plant. European sage isn't an evergreen; during the spring, summer, autumn, winter it assumes a purple colouring; the adult species are medium in size and reach 75 cm in height. The development of the the European sage is
Fertilization European sage
Medicinal plants develop new shoots and foliage during the spring period, this is why it is advisable to fertilize periodically, every 15-20 days, using a fertilizer rich in nitrogen and potassium, to mix with the irrigating water.
Watering European sage
We suggest watering these plants only from time to time, but we must remember to wet the soil deeply using 2-3 glasses of water every 2-3 weeks . A great part of the aromatic plants are used fresh; during the spring and in the summer it is possible to harvest a good quantity of them, to conserve dehydrated or frozen, to use them during the cold months.
Treatments European sage
The spring weather, with a high temperature swing between the day and night hours, and pretty frequent rains, can favour the development of fungus diseases, which should be treated pre-emptively with a systemic fungicide, to use before the gems grow excessively; at the end of the winter we also suggest a wide range insecticide to prevent the attack of aphids and cochineals. We should always remember to do these treatments when there aren't flowerings in the garden.
Soil European sage
We recommend cultivating these aromatic plants in a soft and light, very well drained, soil.
Notes European sage
Seeing the quite contained development itís possible to grow these plants in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.