Sage _ Why Can't I grow it?

For some reason I cannot seem to grow sage, which is a shame because it is so tasty. When we lived in Dorset, I tried it in sandy soil in the ground but to no avail. Now that we haved moved to Devon, the herbs are in pots. The new sage plant is in a good size clay pot and in a mixture of multi purpose and lots of horti grit. But it has died back a lot, to the point of there being no usable leaves left.

Please help. Thanks.

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  • LilylouiseLilylouise Posts: 1,014

    Hello Bulleyana- You say your  new Sage plant is in a good sized pot - I am thinking that if the plant is a new one maybe the pot is too big  to start it growing well ? I usually pot new plants into the next size and grow them on a bit befroe going to the next size - if this makes sense image The only other thing I can think of is where the pot is - Sages do like the sunshine - when we get any that is image

    Pam LL x

  • They say sage only grows where the woman rules the household.  image

  • That's why mine is thriving then Pamimage.

    I have got one in a smallish pot with good drainage, but in a sunny position, and it really has done well this year, despite all the rain we've had.

    ChrisX

  • Is the pot on a stand,or feet, so that the water drains?
  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,344

    image maybe that what's my clary sage has grown so well- never grown it before, very strange plant but lovely and grows in my partial shade, heavy soil.

  • The pot is standing on gravel which in turn has a weed preventative membrane under it.

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