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Growing Winter Savory, also Savory

(Satureja montana)

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    S S P P            

(Best months for planting Winter Savory in USA - Zone 7a regions)

S = Plant undercover in seed trays. P = Plant direct in garden where they are to grow.


  • Easy to grow. Start in trays. Cover seed lightly.. 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: 30 - 40 cm apart
  • Harvest in 6-10 weeks. Use the leaves fresh..
  • Compatible with (can grow in same bed): Beans
  • Winter savory

Grow this perennial herb in light, well drained soil in full sun.

Winter savory is a small shrub with small, dark, green leaves.

Will make a decorative low hedge if trimmed.

Winter savory propagates better from cuttings than seeds.

It will survive all but the hardest winters if it is mulched well before frosts.

Culinary hints - cooking and eating Winter Savory

Can be used as seasoning for beans and other green vegetables.


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