Growing Sage from cutting is easier than germinating the seeds.
How to propagate sage from cutting –
- Cut the stem’s end at 45 degree
- Remove bottom most leaves as this part will be in water
- Need only 2 or 3 leaves at the top
- Use net-cup to support roots tip in water
- Bright rooting environment
In Singapore, this herb is not common in local supermarkets. It can be bought from European outlets such as Jason or Cold Storage.
Rooting cutting in netcup with sponge, sealed access to stagnant water in the bottle reservoir. This prevent mosquitoes from accessing water to breed. For busy gardeners, this method is the safest for rooting cutting.
For this Sage, roots showed in 6 days.
Once the roots showed, it grew rapidly.
In a month, the single stem is taller and had multiplied. We were able to prune the longer stems for more rooting after harvesting the leaves for our kitchen.
Most of our indoor herbs were grown in liquid base and hang on our windows to harness sun.
Pruning (Cut stems) helped herbs grew better, by regenerating more side branches and keep renewed itself.