I used to have sage…. One of the first edible plants that I grew. However, it was in a fancy pot with lots of holes for various herbs or flowers. So guess what happened?
It was impossible to keep watered. Any liquid just poured straight out the openings. Not a great design!
All the same, I did enjoy it while it lasted. And I learned something about cooking with herbs: raw they are great fresh but they keep their flavour better if dried when cooking.
Moving forward four years, I recently bought a long-awaited sage plant to go in the herb garden I finished preparing yesterday. Perhaps I should have hardened it off before planting it out but it was getting rather pot-bound and I am sure it is strong enough to withstand a few cool nights.
Besides, the second hugel bed does need something in it to make it look a little less bare. (The first hugel bed in the herb garden is currently being used to grow carrots and coriander. The carrots aren’t growing as quickly as I’d hoped but I should think they will be ready before the end of the season!)