Extrakta sage leaves are higher in essential oils (1.5-2%), and plants are higher yielding when compared to common sage. Use sage leaves fresh or dried, to flavor chicken, sauces, and dressings. Extrakta sage grows to 2.5 feet tall, with fragrant gray-green leaves, and spikes of blue flowers in early summer. Winter hardy to zone 4. Packet is ¼ gram, about 30 seeds.
How to Plant Sage Seeds
Sow sage seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil and barely cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 60-70° F., germination is in 14-21 days. Transplant into the garden 12-18 inches apart. Can direct sow after all danger of frost ¼ inch deep, 1 seed every 2 inches, in rows 18 inches apart. Thin to 12 inches apart.
Growing Sage: Needs full sun and good drainage. Sage is an excellent container or herb garden plant.