Sow sage on the windowsill and in the bed - this is how it works

Sow sage on the windowsill and in the bed - this is how it works

Sowing behind glass - this is how sage starts vitally into herbal life

When the days get longer from the end of March, there is a lot of activity on the window sills. Now the light conditions invite you to sow so that sage starts the season in May with a vital growth advantage. This is how easy it is to sow the seeds:

  • Small pots fill with peat sand, emaciated herb soil or commercially available seed soil
  • Press 1 or 2 seeds about 1 cm deep into the substrate and sieve them thinly
  • Moisten with water from the spray bottle or pour from below
  • Put on a pane of glass, cover it with cling film or place in the greenhouse

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In the partially shaded, warm window seat, the first cotyledons break out of the seeds within 7 to 21 days. The transparent hood has then done its job and is no longer needed. During this time, until planting out in mid-May, keep the substrate slightly moist and ventilate the cover daily.

This is how direct sowing succeeds

When the temperatures rise at the beginning of May, experienced hobby gardeners sow the freshest possible sage seeds in the bed. Ideally, the chosen location is sunny, warm and protected. So that the plants happily take root, they prefer a nutritious, humus-rich and loamy-sandy soil. Follow these steps:

  • Rake, weed and work finely into the bed
  • Upgrade sandy soil with compost, optimize soil that is too heavy with sand
  • Sage seeds sow at a distance of 30-40 centimeters and a row spacing of 50 centimeters
  • A sowing depth of 1 to 1.5 centimeters is ideal

After the seedbed has been gently watered, a garden fleece serves as protection against cold nights and pecking birds. One week after sowing, maintenance work should begin, which consists of regular watering and weeding.

Tips & Tricks

Sage plants grown in the house should not be suddenly confronted with the blazing sunshine. The same applies to pre-purchased young plants. Allow your pupils a few days in partial shade for acclimatization before planting them in their final location.