Growing Savory - summer savory, also 'Bean Herb'

Satureja hortensis : Lamiaceae / the mint family

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
      P P P            

(Best months for growing Savory - summer savory in USA - Zone 5a regions)

  • P = Sow seed
  • Easy to grow. Sow in Garden. Lightly cover.. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 18°C and 30°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 25 cm apart
  • Harvest in 6-10 weeks. Cut before flowers form for best flavour.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Beans, Onions
  • Summer Savory ( - CC BY-SA 3.0)

Likes a well-drained soil in full sun. A small spindly bush with dark green leaves and white or pink flowers. The leaves are pungent and spicy.

About 30 cm (12 in) high.

Useful to attract bees and butterflies.

This is an annual plant and won't survive frost - cut it before the first frost and hang to dry. Then use the crushed or crumbled leaves. Plant in succession to extend useful life.

Culinary hints - cooking and eating Savory - summer savory

Usually added to peas, beans or lentils. It has a slightly spicy flavour.

Your comments and tips

17 May 11, Sharron (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Where do I find seed for savory?
07 Jun 11, (USA - Zone 7a climate)
Lots of places have savory seed for sale online. and have it.

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