Growing Summer Savory and Winter Savory
The savory genus includes many varieties of edible plants. Summer savory is the most widely used of these, although the winter savoury is also quite popular. The two are similar in appearance and flavor, though the latter is slightly more bitter. Both types can be found in gardens and can be used for cooking. Read on to learn more about the different types of savoury. And don’t forget to give them a try.
Despite its peppery flavor, summer savory doesn’t require much care once it is established. Just water it and wait for the buds to appear. It can also be grown from seed. For a steady supply, sow the seeds weekly, or sow them once in early spring. After they’re established, you can harvest the leaves and flowers from July through October. This herb is quite easy to grow, and once established it is relatively easy to maintain.
Winter savory has a more smoky flavor, and its leaves are darker than the summer variety. The flowers, which are white to pink, are less abundant, but they’re still quite attractive. The plant’s stems are dipped in rooting hormone, and it’s important to keep the soil moist until the roots emerge. Bottom heat may help prevent fungal root rot. If you notice yellow or wilted leaves on your summer savory plant, try reducing your watering and check for fungal root rot.
Summer savory is best grown in a sunny location. It grows best in a sunny location where it gets full sun. It’s best planted directly in the ground, but it can be grown in a container as well. This herb will do well in a warm, sunny window. Unlike its cousins, it does not need a specific type of soil to thrive. It grows best in a loamy, rich soil. It does not tolerate waterlogged soil.
In late winter, the seeds of summer savory should be planted. The plant will need direct sunlight for the first two weeks. Then, when the leaves start to grow, thin them out. The plant will grow quickly and will require several hours of direct sunlight to thrive. If you live in a colder climate, it is best to plant it in a window-box container, which will allow for better light and warmth. It will need to be transplanted into a larger pot later, and it will need to be kept warm until the leaves have fully matured.
In addition to using containers for growing savory, it can be grown in the ground or container. The plant should be grown in a soil that is organic and slightly alkaline. It needs to be planted in full sun so that it can get plenty of sunlight. If the plant has a good location, it will produce a tall mound. During the winter, it needs a light potting mix and requires no special care. It can even be transplanted from one place to another.
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