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How to Grow Savory Summer

Savory Summer Germination Information

Savory Summer Seed Germination How to Sow Savory Summer:
  • Best sown indoors at a temperature of 68-70° with NO cover as light aids in germination
  • Expect germination in 5-15 days
  • Make successive sowings every 3-4 weeks
  • Seeds can also be sown outdoors in situ after all danger of frost is past in the spring and in a warm soil
  • Outdoors, sow with barely any cover because the seeds are very small

How to Grow Savory Summer:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Plant seedlings 8-12 inches apart

Lighting: Site in full sun

Soil: Site in a light, rich, well-drained soil

Additional Care: Pinch new growth to promote branching and to keep plants compact. Deadhead to prevent plants from reseeding

Appearance and Use:

This bushy annual grows 12-18 inches tall by 12-20 inches wide. Its white or lilac flowers are in borne in whorls during the summer. The gray-green leaves are long and narrow. Use them fresh or dried in soups, stews, meat dishes, sausage stuffing, and green beans. Harvest them at any time for fresh use; harvest them before flowering if they are to be dried and stored

About Savory Summer:
Botanical name: Satureja hortensis
Pronunciation:  sat-u-re’yå hôr-ten’sis
Lifecycle:  Annual
Origination: Lamiaceae; native to Europe