How to grow Savory plant

Savory growing plant of the genus Satureja, Savory can grow annual or perennial and can be shrub or subshrub evergreen plant, Savory used for the edible leaves and also for the fragrant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-11.

Savory leaves

Leaves color green small 0.5-2 cm in ovate shape.

Buds and the flowers are edible,

Flower small the color can be: pink, white, blue or purple.

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Requirements for Savory growing and care:

Well-drained soil, mulch, weed free

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Dislike relocation recommend only when it’s young

Planting season:
Spring (annual) spring, summer, autumn as perennial

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year to the perennial, Spring / Summer to the annual

How to prune:
dead and weak branch

Size of the plant?
10-40 cm, 4-16 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Small flowers, the color can be: pink, white, blue, purple

Thinning the bloom:
Recommend to thinning, in the annuals recommend to thinning most of them and save to seeds just small amount

Pollination is done by:
Bees, fly

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
For the perennial all year, the annual spring and summer

How to harvest the leaves?
Cut the branch and move the hand on the branch against the direction of growth

Information about leaves:
Oval green leaves, the size 0.2-3 cm

Uses of Savory leaves:
spices, herb, cooking

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