As this piece of land was completely wild when I inherited it, there were numerous wild sage plants dotted around the area.
I decided to keep most of them while some of the plans I replanted in the spaces that are more suitable.
In the hilly, dry and rocky areas in the Mediterranean, where I am located, sage is growing wild and there is a lot of it.
People are regularly foraging it in springs and summers to dry and preserve for later use as a spice in cooking, for herbal tea or as a traditional medicine to help with sore throat and the common cold.
I like to mix it with honey – one small teaspoon every cold winter morning.
Sage baby plant, which I recently replanted in the corner, near the rocks
The large wild sage plant that I decided to keep right in the middle of my newly created fig garden.
My garden with sage in situ
My wild sage leaves while drying on the tray.
How to Dry SageDrying wild sage leaves and flowers and foraging them in the fields is something which I regularly do in the springs. I collect as much as I can leaves and flowers of this lovely and aromatic herb and later on when dried, I use the dry flowers and leaves for cooking and making a tea. ... Read more How to Dry Sage Read more » How to Dry Sage