Savory

A cousin of the Sage.
Common name : Savory
Scientific name : Satureja spp.
Family : Lamiaceae
Category : Veggies
Type of plant : Perennial
Edible
Edible
Flowery
Flowery
Small pots
Small pots
Satureja is a genus of aromatic plants in the mint family Lamiaceae, native to North Africa, southern Europe and the Middle East. Satureja species are annual or perennial low-growing herbs and subshrubs, reaching heights of 15–50 cm (5.9–19.7 in), with small leaves and white to pale pink-violet flowers forming in whorls on the stem.

Sowing & planting

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Flowering

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Harvestint

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Caracteristics

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Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 8a
Height 5 - 40
pH 7

Identify my savory

The savory bears opposite, simple, narrow, fragrant leaves on hairy stems. The flowers are borne by upright stems. The plant measures between 5 and 40 cm depending on the species.

Sow my savory

Sow savory under shelter or indoors, starting in March. Fill a seed tray with a mixture of potting soil and river sand, then tamp the surface flat with your hands. Cover each seed delicately with a few millimeters of soil mix. Finish by water with a fine mist to completely wet the soil. You can also sow outside in the spring - preferably in a sunny spot.

Thin out my savory

After 3 weeks, thin by keeping only one plant every 20 cm.

Dibble my savory

After sowing in a box, transplant into buckets filled with soil and sand, when the plants are 3 cm high.

Water my savory

Water during the summer season, once a week in case of dry weather, in the morning if possible. Water also during first month after planting, twice a week.

Plant my savory

At the end of the frosts, in May, you can plant your savory in the garden in drained, light, limestone, poor, in full sun. Tamp well around the roots.

Mulch my savory

Mulch the base of savory, it will save you the hassle of watering too much and weeding in summer. A mineral mulch is suitable, or an organic mulch in a thin layer.

Reap my savory

You can harvest leaves all year long.

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