Seeds - Savory, Summer OG (HM)
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Description: This heirloom variety is known to be the most subtle and delicate of all the Savories, both in taste and in character. Slender light green leaves grow on reddish, square stems. The artful aroma of Summer Savory is a well-composed duet of both thyme and oregano and is most commonly used for flavouring green beans, vegetables and poultry, or infused in vinegar.
This compact strain has very uniform growth and is attractive in the garden or pots. Use fresh or dried.
Often naturalizes, returning each spring from seeds that fall to the ground the previous season.
Pack Size: 1/10 gram
Latin Name: Satureja hortensis
Alternative Names: Bean herb
Main Uses: Culinary
Zone Hardiness: 75 days
Exposure: Full sun
Height: 25 - 30 cm (10 - 12 inches)
Flower Color: White
Flowering Time: Late summer
Certified Organic: USDA Certified Organic
Germination: 10 - 15 days at 21〫C (Germination can sometimes be eratic and can grow quite slowly from seed).
Sowing Indoors: Start 4-6 weeks before last frost, in 3" pots. Provide warmth and bright light. For best results, apply Sea Magic™ kelp from first watering. Apply a seedling-starter fertilizer such as Evolve Seedling once the second set of true leaves has appeared, and then alternate between the kelp and seedling starter until transplant.
Planting depth: Scatter seeds on the surface of the soil, firmly into soil medium. Seeds will require light to germinate so do not cover with soil.
Spacing: space 10 to 12 inches apart.
Planting out: Plant in well-drained, fertile soil once seedlings have well developed roots, soil has warmed, and all chance of frost is past. Prefers full sun to partial shade. Ideal for containers or indoor pots. (If you grew savory in the past year look for 'volunteers' in the spring).
Notes: Provide full sun & well drained soil.
Harvesting: Harvest using sharp scissors. Plants can be harvested anytime through the growing season, including at the onset of flowering.
Growing in Containers: Very well suited for containers, 6 in. and up.
Fertilizing (Containers): Add 25% Sea Soil to potting mix at time of transplant, then fertilize with balanced organic fertilizer every two weeks during the growing season.
Watering (Containers): Water deeply when top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Check every day or two during very hot weather.
Growing in Mixed Planters: Excellent for mixed herb, veggie, or flowering pots.
Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in a garden bed recently amended with quality compost. No additional fertilizing is required.
Watering (Garden): Water daily for the first two weeks post transplanting. Check on plants during hot weather, and water if soil is very dry or plants are wilty.
Suitability for Indoors: Not suited for indoors, except under lights.
What about Grow Lights? Fluorescent grow lights are useful if growing Summer Savory indoors during the winter months.