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Savory Stat Summary

Plant Spacing: 10" (254 mm)
Row Spacing: 12-18" (304-457 mm)
Planting Depth: 1/4" (6 mm)
Plants Per Person: 2
Soil Temperature: 70-85°F (21-29°C)
Days to Emergence: 14-21
Recommended Soil PH: 6.7-7.3
Seed Indoors: 8 weeks before transplanting
Earliest Outdoor Planting: After Last Frost
Tick Can direct seed outdoors
Tick Can seed indoors

Planting Savory

Thrive in full sun in well drained, slightly alkaline light soil with a pH of 6.7 to 7.3. Sow Winter Savory seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost date. Do not cover the seeds as light is necessary for germination. Move hardened off seedlings to the garden after the last frost, spacing plants at 10 inches and rows 12 to 18 inches apart.

Summer Savory does not transplant well; sow it directly in the garden after the last spring frost date. Do not cover seeds with soil. Thin seedlings to 8 inches apart.

Growing Savory

Clipping back the flower stems encourages leaf growth and helps keep plants more compact. Mulch Winter plants in late fall after the ground freezes.

Harvesting and Storing Savory

Snip off leaves and young shoots as soon as the plants are large enough to be used; flavor is better before flowering begins. Clipping back the flower stems encourages leaf growth and helps keep plants more compact. Store fresh savory in plastic bags in refrigerator. Winter savory leaves are best used fresh. To dry Summer Savory, cut stalks when plants are in bud and hang them in a cool dry place, then rub off the leaves and buds; store them in sealed containers in a dark location.

Savory Insect and Disease Information

Winter and Summer Savory are rarely affected by insects or disease.

Savory Yield Information

No yield information for Savory.
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