Satureja hortensis. Annual. 18".
The upright plants of summer savory usually bear narrow oblong, grey-green leaves; flowers are small, tubular, 2-lipped, and purple or white. Leaf in salad, eggs, meat dishes, sausage, stuffing, string beans. Traditional with Fava and other beans.
Planting Directions: Sow seed indoors 6 to 8 weeks before planting in garden after last frost in sterile seed starting medium. Maintain 60? to 70? in the growing medium. Do not cover seed, needs light to germinate. Plant seed outdoors after all danger of frost is past in ordinary garden soil amended with rich compost in full sun. Germination takes 10-21 days and needs light and temperatures of 60-70 ?. Thin or transplant when plants are 2” tall and space 6” apart.
Remarks: Use leaves fresh during growing season. For drying, the nearly mature stems should be cut just as the blossoms begin to appear. Dry in warm, ventilated area. Store in air tight container away from direct light.