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Growing Savory - summer savory, also 'Bean Herb'

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(Best months for growing Savory - summer savory in New Zealand - cool/mountain regions)

P = Sow seed

  • Easy to grow. Sow in Garden. Lightly cover.. 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: 10 inches apart
  • Harvest in 6-10 weeks. Cut before flowers form for best flavour.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Beans, Onions
  • Summer Savory ( - CC BY-SA 3.0)

Likes a well-drained soil in full sun. A small spindly bush with dark green leaves and white or pink flowers. The leaves are pungent and spicy

About 30cm (12 in) high.

Useful to attract bees and butterflies. .

This is an annual plant and won't survive frost - cut it before the first frost and hang to dry. Then use the crushed or crumbled leaves. Plant in succession to extend useful life.

Culinary hints - cooking and eating Savory - summer savory

Usually added to peas, beans or lentils. It has a slightly spicy flavour.

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