Summer Savory Herb Growing Guide

Growing Savory, Summer Herb Seed

  • Days to Maturity: Annual, 80-90
  • Hardiness Zone: 6-9
  • Planting Depth: Barely cover, 1/16”
  • Plant Spacing: 12”
  • Growth Habit: Upright
  • Soil Preference: Loamy and well-drained
  • Temp Preference: Warm
  • Light Preference: Full sun
  • Color: Small dark-green leaves with tiny white and lavender flowers
  • Flavor: Thyme, oregano and pungent pine

Sowing and Growing

Sow savory, summer seeds in very early spring and expect germination in about 2 weeks. Press seed into the soil and keep the area moist. Move savory plants outside once the seedlings have 2-3 sets of true leaves. Transplant into full sun in loamy and well-drained soil. Keep young savory summer plants moist while they become established. Mature plants need less water. Prune tips to encourage branching and delay flowering.


Wait until the plant has reached at least 6” tall to begin harvesting. Keeping savory summer plants harvested helps them remain tidy, rather than becoming floppy. Use fresh leaves anytime to season bean dishes, soups, sauces and meat. Try infusing vinegar with savory for use on green beans or 3 bean salad.

Additional Information on Summer Savory Herb

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