Sage - Salvia officinalis

Culinary use:

Not only is sage a key ingredient in chicken or turkey stuffing, it's a good, useful herb in wintery stews and casseroles and is also good with a lot of pork dishes and pasta.

Cultivars and varieties:

Salvia 'Dyson's Joy' [AGM] - Two coloured flowers, pale pink petals with darker, purple sepals (calyces).

Salvia 'Joy' [AGM] - Two coloured flowers, pale pink petals with darker, purple sepals (calyces).

Salvia greggii 'Joy' [AGM] - Two coloured flowers, pale pink petals with darker, purple sepals (calyces).

Salvia jamensis 'Hot Lips'

Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips' - The flowers are red early in the season, but appear white with red tips from early summer.

Seeds to sow now:

Indoor or in a heated greenhouse

Cress

Lettuce

Ornamental pepper

Outside

Ageratum

Alpine poppy

Alyssum

Antwerp hollyhock, Fig-leaved hollyhock, Hollyhock

Aubretia, Rock cress, Aubrieta, Aubrietia

Bristly hollyhock

Brussels sprout

Cabbage

Carrot

Cauliflower

Common hollyhock

Cress

Floss flower, Ageratum

Hollyhock

Larkspur

Lettuce

Normandy sorrel

Onion

Radish

Spinach

Spring onion

Swiss chard, Ruby chard, Rhubard chard

Turnip

Outside under cover

Lettuce