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SOS: need sage advice

epicure-us | Jan 30, 2003 06:49 PM

Save Our Sage

since i'm not really a plant person i don't know what to do: a few days ago my purple sage plant declined dramatically. it went from green to grey overnight. ok, i have it in the window for direct light--possibly not a good idea, cause now i'm wondering if the cold spell that hit a few days ago could be behind it. unless it is a hydration problem...or something else entirely?

i bought this plant at the union square farmers' market in manhattan just before the new year. the guy at the stand told me that to care for it i should water it infrequently--like every 10 days...

so far i've watered it only 5 or so times i think but maybe that's too much. i notice that the water runs out right away. the roots don't seem to be absorbing it. strangely the soil seems way dry and doesn't seem to be taking in the water at all. also i haven't transplanted it yet.

the two dishes i used it for were fun to make and eat so i guess i've gotten my money's worth. still i'd like to have a healthy sage plant and get some other herbs eventually. (hate buying herbs for one dish and not using the remainder--so wasteful.)

any info on sage growing and eating appreciated.

thank you in advance everyone.

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