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Growing Savory - winter savory, also Savory

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
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(Best months for growing Savory - winter savory in New Zealand - cool/mountain regions)

S = Plant undercover in seed trays T = Plant out (transplant) seedlings

  • 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 64°F and 86°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 12 - 16 inches apart
  • Harvest in 6-10 weeks. Use the leaves fresh..
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): 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 Savory - winter savory

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

Your comments and tips

07 Jul 18, Bryson Huddleston (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Will winter savory bloom in winter ? if so, are these blooms suitable for native bees ? Do you know of any herbs which bloom in winter. thank you Bryson...
13 Jul 18, Mike L (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
It does say plant in Aug Sept and eat in 6-10 weeks so I would say it doesn't bloom in winter. I have borage flowering at the moment. they say it is a herb but I wouldn't eat it - like sand paper. It is good for bees.
17 Nov 13, Ruth (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
I bought mine at www.fourseasonsherbs.com.au
25 Jul 13, Joan Boyd (Australia - temperate climate)
GDay ,I too want to know where to buy this from please.
01 Nov 11, Renae (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Hi, I am in the ACT and wouold like to purchase some as well, can you please let me know where can I buy it from?
19 Oct 11, Nirvana (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Hi there, I live in WA where can I purchase this plant from here in Australia? thanks

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