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Common (Kitchen) Sage can be started from seed or from cuttings, but some recent varieties must be started from cuttings. Sage prefers well drained soils, full sun and should be planted about 2 ft apart. Young plants need steady moisture the first year while getting established. Harvest lightly the first year but after that trim back the woody stems every year to encourage fresh growth and the best flavor. The National Gardening Association recommends replacing the plants entirely every 4-5 years as well if the plant is intended for kitchen use.
Happy Herb Gardening! :)