- Season: Annual
- USDA Zones: 3 - 9
- Height: 12 - 18 inches
- Bloom Season: Summer
- Bloom Color: Lilac
- Environment: Full sun
- Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.8
- Temperature: 60 - 70F
- Average Germ Time: 10 - 14 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Press seed onto surface of soil, cover lightly with peat moss
- Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch
- Moisture: Keep moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: Rows 12 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 - 12 inches
Summer Savory (Satureja Hortensis) - Every herb garden needs Savory seeds! Grow Summer Savory for your garden from herb seeds and season meat and veggies all summer long. As fast as you pick these aromatic leaves, new ones begin to grow! Summer Savory herb is popular along the eastern regions of Canada. It is also well-used in foods from France and Bulgaria. It's bright, pungent and slightly sweet. Summer Savory boasts a warming, peppery scent and taste. One of the essential ingredients in Herbs de Provence (along with rosemary, thyme, and oregano). Summer Savory is also wonderful alone to season beans, meats and dressings.
Summer Savory herb plants forms single stems 4 - 15 inches tall that are lined with linear dark green leaves up to 4 inches long. Whorls of lilac-purple flowers appear in summer. Plant spreads 7 - 30 inches after growing from herb seed.
How To Grow Summer Savory From Herb Seeds: To get a jump start, sow Summer Savory seeds indoors 6 weeks prior to the end of frost season. For areas with a longer growing season, sow the herb seeds in well-drained to dry, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun after danger of last frost is over.
For harvesting, the leaves and sprigs can be collected anytime once the Summer Savory plants reach a height of 6 inches. For best results, clip the leaves in the late morning before the heat of the day sets in. If seeking a small quantity of fresh leaves for a single use, snip only the tip of the stem. For larger quantities for drying, stem can be cut 3 - 4 inches from surface of soil. Dry on a screen or by hanging upside down.
Approximate Seeds Per Ounce: 50,000