Summer Savory

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 Satureja hortensis

Description

The summer savory grows to about 30 cm and produces a mound-shaped plant with thin textured stems that have a purple colour. The leaves are long and narrow and have a grey-green colour.

Culture

Summer savory is grown from seeds sown directly in the garden or indoors and then transplanted after the risk of frost has passed. Sow at shallow depths as light helps to improve germination.
The savory prefers a location in full sunlight in well prepared, moist but well drained soil. To ensure a continuous supply of fresh leaves, it is advisable to sow successively at 3-4 week intervals.

Harvesting

Cut off the leaves when the plants start to show floral buds. Use fresh or the leaves can be dried and stored.

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