Are you looking for a new way to grow savory?
Summer and winter savory are both great herbs that can be used in many dishes. They’re also easy to grow, so you don’t have to worry about spending hours trying to get them started. You can plant them indoors or outdoors depending on your preference and the time of year it is.
If you want fresh herbs all year round, then growing summer and winter savory is a great option for you! It takes very little effort from you because they require minimal care once they start growing. Plus, these plants will continue producing throughout the seasons so there will always be plenty of fresh leaves available when cooking up your favorite recipes!
Savory (Satureja hortensis and S. montana)
When is the best time of the year to plant Savory
The best time of the year to plant Savory is in the spring. You can also plant it in the fall, but winter will kill some of the plants. Savory is a perennial, so it will come back every year. It is a good idea to plant Savory in the spring because the weather is cooler and it will be able to get established before the hot summer arrives. You can also plant it in the fall, but be sure to water it well so that it does not die in the winter.
There are four different types of savory that you can plant in your garden. Summer savory is the most popular because it grows quickly (in around one to two months) and is ready to harvest after about 50 days. Winter savory takes longer (around 70-90 days) but has a superior flavor, while annual and biennial savory are only harvested once. Savory can be planted in the spring or fall, but avoid planting it during the hottest part of the summer.
Where in the Garden Should You Plant Savory
Not many people realize that savory fall under the mint family, but it does! It, therefore, thrives very well in a sunny location and is considered a perennial herb. People choose to plant savory for its culinary uses as well as the fact that it attracts bees and butterflies with its high nectar content.
When planting savory, be sure to give it plenty of room to grow. It can get as big as 18 inches tall and 12 inches wide, so make sure you have at least a 4-foot square for it in your garden. The soil should be light and well-drained with a pH of 6.0 to 7.5; savory does not do well in wet soils.
Since savory is a sun lover, be sure to plant it in a spot where it will get plenty of direct sunlight. It can tolerate some shade, but will not flower as abundantly in shaded areas. If you are growing other plants in your garden, be sure to give savory enough room to grow and remain healthy.
How Often Should I Watering Savory
The first thing you need to know is how often to water your savory plant. Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer to this question. The amount of water your savory plant needs will depend on a variety of factors, such as the climate, the type of soil, and how much sun it gets. In general, though, you should water your savory plant whenever the soil feels dry to the touch.
Another thing to keep in mind is that savory plants do not like wet feet. If you water your plant too often, the roots will become waterlogged and the plant will eventually die. So be sure to give your savory plant a good soak, then wait until the soil feels dry before watering it again.
The easiest way to water your savory plant is to pour a bucket of water over the soil. This will help dissolve any salts that have built up in the soil and will also help to feed the plants. Alternatively, you can water your savory plant using a garden hose. Be sure to water the soil and not the plants themselves, as this can cause them to become waterlogged.
The best time to water your savory plant is early in the morning or late in the evening. This will give the savory plant a chance to dry before nightfall, preventing waterlogging.
When and How to Harvest Savory
Savory can be harvested at any time during its growing season, but it’s typically best when harvested in mid-summer. Harvesting should be done on a dry day, and after the morning dew has evaporated. Avoid harvesting your plants when there is excess moisture on the leaves and stems because this could lead to rot and disease.
To harvest savory, use a sharp knife to cut the stems at ground level. Make sure to leave at least an inch of stem on the plant so that it can continue to grow. You can also harvest the leaves by clipping them off with scissors. Be sure not to damage the plant while harvesting, and try to avoid removing too many leaves at once.
Different Ways to Store Savory
There are a few different ways to store savory. The first way is to store it in the fridge. You can either store it in an airtight container or in a Ziploc bag. Another way to store savory is to freeze it. You can either freeze it in an airtight container or in a Ziploc bag. The third way to store savory is to dehydrate it. You can either dehydrate it in an oven or a dehydrator. The last way to store savory is to cook it.
Storing Savory in the Fridge
The first way you can store savory is by storing it in the fridge. You can either store it in an airtight container or you can put it into a Ziploc bag. An airtight container will do if you only have a small amount of savory and it is for your own personal use. If you plan on using a lot of it or if you don’t want to take the time to seal off an airtight container then I would advise putting it into a Ziploc bag or any other type of freezer-safe bag.
Storing Savory in the Freezer
The second way to store savory is to freeze it. You can either put it into an airtight container or you can put it into a Ziploc bag. I would advise putting it into an airtight container if you have a lot of savories and you plan on using it in the near future. If you don’t have an airtight container or if you want to save space, then you can put it into a Ziploc bag. Make sure to get all the air out of the bag before you seal it so that the savory doesn’t spoil.
Storing Savory in a Dehydrator
The third way to store savory is to dehydrate it. You can either use your oven or you can use a special machine called a dehydrator. For an oven, set the temperature to 100 degrees Fahrenheit and leave the door open for 5-10 minutes so that all of the moisture in the herb leaves. After you have let all of the moisture evaporate, you can go ahead and put the savory into your oven. If you choose to use a dehydrator, follow all of the instructions that came with your machine.
The last way to store savory is by cooking it. This method isn’t recommended for storage though because if you cook it, then there’s a chance that it won’t taste as good. I would only recommend cooking it if you plan on using all of the savory and you don’t want to waste any.
Other Things of Interest About Savory
- Savory is a member of the mint family.
- The leaves and stems of the herb can be used, or the dried buds may be substituted.
- The herb is easy to grow in many climates.
- It is often grown in home gardens.
- Savory has a long shelf life and can be stored for several months.
- The leaves are highly aromatic and can be added to soups, sauces, cheese dishes, or salads.
- The herb has a long history of use in traditional medicine.
- It has a peppery flavor that pairs well with other herbs in seasonings and marinades for meats of all kinds.
- Savory goes well with beans, bread, onions, beef, and lamb.
- The herb is indigenous to Europe but grows in many other parts of the world.
Conclusion: Now that you know a little more about savory, you can grow them easily in your own garden. They’re a great addition to many dishes, and they’re also easy to care for. So why not give them a try? You might be surprised at how much you enjoy them.