How to Harvest Sage | Season Herbs

How to Harvest and Prune Sage



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Once you’ve bought some of our beautiful and strong Sage, you’ll want to know how to harvest it! That’s why we’ve put together this step by step guide on how to harvest Sage and prune it properly. Keep reading to learn exactly what you need to do to keep both you and your herbs happy.

How to Harvest Sage

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  1. The first step is to be confident! Beginners might worry about hurting the plant, but this guide will teach you, so don’t be nervous. In fact, herbs actually enjoy a trim, and taking a few cuttings will encourage new growth.
  2. Next, find a pair of scissors, or feel free to simply use your hands. Sage is an easy herb to harvest from, but make sure to wash whatever you choose to use beforehand, as this will help to make sure your plant stays happy. 
  3. Now you need to know where to cut. With Sage, the new growth is the most fragrant and tasty, but you can take a couple of the bigger leaves too if you need them, so long as you make sure not to take too many, as the larger leaves do more of the work when it comes to turning sunlight into energy. Just make sure that there are enough leaves left on each stem, so that they aren’t barren and leggy looking.
  4. Ready to get to work? To take what you need, just follow the leaf all the way to where it attaches to the rest of the plant, then gently pluck or snip it off, it’s that easy.
  5. Last but not least, enjoy! And, we have recipes that you can check out to get the most out of your Sage and other herbs.

Other Sage Varieties

For some bonus advice we’ve included things to know about pruning or harvesting your other varieties of Sage too!

  1. Purple Sage: Purple Sage is harvested the same way as the other varieties, but one thing you should know about your Sage plants is that they’ll be healthier if you remove the discoloured and dying leaves, so make sure to pick them off whenever you see any.
  2. Tricolour Sage: this variety has gorgeous leaves, making it perfect for indoor decoration. It also tends to have slightly fewer leaves than the other varieties, but you can still use Tricolour Sage for cooking too.

To learn about the other herbs and varieties you’ll need to prune, stick with us. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about harvesting all your SEASON herbs!

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