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Salvia Small Talk: Raised Beds for Sage

Oct 30, 2012

Salvia Small Talk: Raised Beds for Sage
In areas where soil conditions and rainfall lead to poor drainage, conditions for growing Sage can be improved by planting in raised beds with better drainage than the surrounding soil. Good drainage keeps roots from freezing during cold winters. The soil for the raised beds should contain nutrient-rich clay, coarse sand and a moderate amount of organic matter, such as compost. Don’t overdo the compost, because similar to other perennial herbs, Salvias prefer soil that isn’t well fertilized. Raised beds usually are framed and no more than 4 feet wide so you can weed and work the soil without stepping on it. This helps maintain aeration.

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