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The Right Sunlight for Your Sage

Sage in a sunny kitchen garden

Sage plants need a healthy amount of sun, at least six hours of full exposure. You’ll need to plant according to the sun’s daily patterns if you’ve planted in open land or in raised beds. With containers or pots, you may need to move your plants around to optimize the sun exposure for your plants. If you’re growing sage indoors, make sure to keep it near a sunny window.

Sage plants need a lot of sun because they transform sunlight into the energy they need to vibrantly grow and bloom.

In cooler regions of the north, where there are fewer daylight hours in the winter, you may need to move your sage plant in order to ‘follow the sun’ throughout the day. But if you have a south-facing window where it can stay, your sage should do fine.

How do you ensure that your sage gets the right amount of sunlight? Do you have tips for getting your sage planted in the right spot for proper amounts of sun and shade? Please tell us how you handle sunlight for your sage plants.


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