- Herb Seeds
- Savory - Summer Midget
Savory - Summer Midget
Approximately 1750 seeds per gram.
Summer savory 'Midget' is a compact variety. This fast-growing annual provides an abundant supply of leaves, growing quickly to a height of about 25cm (10"), with slender bronze green leaves and rose-white tubular flowers blooming from July to September. This herb has leaves that are so tender they can be added fresh to salads or used as a garnish. It is used in herb combinations, such as ‘Herbes de Provence’ and brings out the best in stews and vegetable dishes. It also shines as a seasoning for roasting meats, fowl, and fish. Bottling it in vinegar will preserve the fresh, summery flavor.
Open pollinated-untreated Seeds. Plant savory seeds for a lovely aromatic edging for the herb garden. 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. Savory is a durable plant and can be grown in a wide range of climates and conditions. It requires light, rich soil and full sun at least 6 hours per day, conditions that also make it ideal for growing indoors. Plant in an herb garden or in a bed with summer annuals, where it can be replaced in autumn. Savory also does well in containers. Remember to put a good layer of stones at the bottom for drainage and keep the plant on the dry side. A feed every month with general purpose liquid plant food will be enough. It can be grown indoors as long as it is placed on a sunny windowsill - it will stand direct sunlight with no problems. It prefers a location in full sun and average well-drained soil. Once it is established, savory herb does not require a lot of water. Savory plants do well in containers. The herb plants are very attractive to beneficial insects. Growing savory can be very rewarding!