Approximately 1750 seeds per gram. Lot# SV14201 Satureja montana Winter Savory is a perennial cousin to summer savory, with thicker and shinier leaves. Flavor is more pungent and biting. It also has a higher proportion of Thymol than Summer Savory. This little bush grows to 15-30 cm, (6-10") high and has a spread that is 20-30 cm, (8-12") wide.
Sow the very tiny seeds indoors about 4-6 weeks before the last frost. They should sprout in 10-15 days. Sow seeds on the surface of prepared starting mix. Do not bury them as they need light to germinate. Transplant the seedlings to the garden once all risk of frost is past. All savories prefer full sun and well-drained soil but can tolerate rather poor alkaline soil.
Soil Conditions: Well worked loose soil. Sow the seeds on the surface of dampened, sterilized seed starting mix under bright light with bottom heat. Keep watering to a minimum. Herbs grow best in well-drained fertile soils, so a garden bed that is well prepared with plenty of organic matter will increase your chances of success. Maintain a soil pH of 6.5. After seeding or transplanting, keep the soil moist and well weeded. When seedlings are large enough, harden them off and transplant to the garden or to containers spacing them at 20 cm (8”) apart.
Planting Depth: Surface seed and moisten seed. Lightly press into the planting medium.
Days to Maturity: Pick when plant is able to support harvesting.
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing after Thinning: 20 cm (8”)
Additional Information Open pollinated-untreated seeds. Plant Winter Savory for a lovely aromatic edging for the herb garden. Winter Savory goes dormant in winter, but don’t be tempted to cut back the bare stems and branches. In early spring a fresh batch of leaves will emerge over the whole plant all at once. Winter savory has a strong, herbaceous aroma when crushed, and it matches particularly well with mushrooms and in potato salad. Winter Savory is a must-have herb for the herb garden. It is a woody perennial with dark green, shiny, pinnate leaves and it has a stiff texture. It is an evergreen and has small white flowers in the summer. Winter Savory herb plants can be pruned to form a low-growing aromatic hedge for the herb garden. It prefers a location in full sun and average well-drained soil. Once it is established, the Winter Savory herb does not require a lot of water. Winter Savory plants do well in containers. The herb plants are very attractive to beneficial insects. Growing Winter Savory herb plants is very rewarding!