Growing Food

How to Grow Summer Savory!

Summer Savory blog post
Summer savory is a tasty herb that is a great addition to the garden and works great as a companion plant for your vegetables!
 

How to Grow:

Summer savory can be planted indoors 6-8 weeks before your last spring frost and planted outdoors after your last spring frost. It can also be planted in the fall 8 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web App.

Summer savory seeds are planted 1/4 inch deep, 1 per square foot, in the full sun. Take care to notice what plants are around the area as well, see the companion plant section below. It will sprout in approximately 10-15 days with constant moisture.

Companion Plants:

Companion planting is a vital part of organic gardening. Companion plants assist in the growth of others by attracting beneficial insects, repelling pests, or providing nutrients, shade, or support. There are also plants that do not like being next to each other. Some plants get too tall and can provide too much shade for your plant. Sometimes certain plants attract the same pests, so it is important to try and separate these. Herbs (like this!) are especially great companion plants because they help to repel pests from your other plants!

         Good Bad
Beans (Bush & Pole) Rhubarb NONE!!
Marigolds Tarragon  
Marjoram Tomatoes (Bush & Vine)  
Oregano    

 
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Pests:

Pests can be one of the most difficult challenges you face in the garden. We strive to grow food without the use of pesticide and luckily there are natural solutions for most of these nasty pests! The pests listed below are common pests for summer savory:

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Harvesting:

Summer savory will be ready to harvest approximately 60-70 days after sprouting. It can be harvested anytime after it is at least 6 inches tall. Continually harvest when needed by snipping off the tallest stems.

Cooking & Eating!

Summer savory is an herb that can be used in both fresh or dried. Dry these herbs by simply hanging in a warm, dry location. Summer savory is similar to thyme in which it can be used in a wide variety of dishes such as meats, vegetables, soups, and salads.

 

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