|Spacing in Row||12 inches|
|Spacing Between Rows||18 inches|
|Planting Depth||1/4 inch|
|Days to Germination||5-10 days|
|Days to Maturity||85 days|
|Height at Maturity||12 inches|
|Width at Maturity||12 inches|
How to Grow
Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Sow 1-2 seeds per pot. Keep soil moist but not wet until seeds have germinated. Overwatering can result in damping off; allow the soil to dry a bit between waterings. When seedlings have 1-2 sets of leaves, thin to 1 per pot. Transplant outdoors when plants are 4" high. Can also be grown in containers. Sage prefers full sun and well drained soil. Sage is a short lived perennial that lasts 3-5 years.
Art by Kristin Flynn. Kristin lives and has a studio in the Hudson Valley -not far from the Seed Library! She finds inspiration and metaphor for her work in the surrounding woods and fields, creating narratives with plants, bones, birds and landscapes.
From the Artist: "The painting for Sage began as I begin many pieces, by researching and collecting forms. I wanted to create a wild, tangled space filled with the smell of sage. I want the bog to feel faintly remembered with the sage blooming and fading in a state of growth and passing. Using a large piece of gessoed paper, I wipe loose graphite powder to create and find composition. After I have established the space and forms, I paint in color with ink and gesso. I was so excited to design a seed packet as my work has involved plants for years. I love the mission of the Seed Library and the work they are doing."
Medium: graphite, ink, gesso/paper