Savory

Savory

Satureja hortensis

Plant family

Lippenblütler (Lamiaceae) (Lamiaceae)

Season Overview

Propagating

Planting

Harvest

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

Details

Light requirement

Sunny

Water requirement

Wet

Soil

Light (sandy)

Nutrient requirement

Low

Light germinator

Seeding distance

10 cm

Row spacing

20 cm

Seeding depth

0.5 cm

Instructions

The season for this plant has not yet begun. The following instructions are for the beginning season.

End of April

Propagating

Mid of May

Transplanting

End of May

Harden

Description

Annual or perennial plant (depending on the variety) of the labiates family. Savory owes its name to its suitability for mixed culture with bush and pole beans, as well as its use as a seasoning for bean dishes. Essential oils provide intentisven fragrance. A distinction is made between winter or mountain savory and summer savory.

Origin:

Mediterranean

Growing tips

Savory is a light germinator and the seeds should be sown on top of the soil, lightly pressed and watered. There are two very different groups of varieties: Winter savory is perennial and can be harvested throughout the year. Summer savory is reseeded each year and harvested over the summer months. Sowing the very small seeds over a wide area produces a natural carpet of plants. To harvest, sever the branches just above the soil surface. Follow-up sowings are possible until early July. Savory is very drought resistant.

Diseases

Downy Mildew

Gray Mold

Pests

Green Shield Bug

Cicadas

Aphids