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Maeve Drogheda
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:08 pm    Post subject: Sage Problems Reply with quote

I am having problems with my sage for the second year, it thrives in the spring and early summer then seems to stop and wither a litle. Last year I put it in the greenhouse and it came back. What am I doing Wrong? Could the pot it is in be too small. I have always been told that sage like dry conditions and not over watered.

Any help would be greatfully appreciated
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sage is quite hardy and should be planted outside. if it is in a pot it may lack water at times and this will cause stunting of growth. The sage needs a dry and free draining but the roots should have access to moisture at all times of the growing season.
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Maeve Drogheda
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Michael,

I will move the sage to one of my new raised bed, where they should thrive.

Maeve
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There must have been two plants originally because one half of the plant has died off tha the other half is thriving. It has almost doubled in size since I moved it.

Thanks for your advice Michael
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