How to grow Winter savory

Winter savory growing shrub of the genus Satureja also known as Satureja montana, Winter savory perennial evergreen plant used as fragrant edible plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-10a.

Winter savory leaves

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

Buds and the flowers edible, flower small in the color white-pink.

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Requirements for Winter 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-summer / in warm climate can be in the autumn to spring

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:
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:

General information about the flower
Small flowers, the color can be: white or 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:
All year

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 0.5-2 cm

Uses of Winter savory leaves:
Spices, herb, cooking

Scientific name:

Satureja montana

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