Summer Savory

Organic summer savory seeds, easy to grow and known for it's thymey flavour. Grow summer savory to protect against black fly on broad beans too. More
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Summer Savory is an easily grown annual herb with a thymey flavour, but much more prolific than thyme on my heavy soil. Use summer savory as a companion plant against black fly on broad beans.

Savory and broad or runner beans taste delicious together too, just the beans, a clove of garlic, plenty of summer savory and a dash of cream.

Genus Satureja hortensis
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Summer Savory
Soil Type Fertile
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height Up to 40cm (16in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover March, or direct sow April-July. You can speed the germination process up by sowing into a length of guttering under cover and transplanting outside.
Care Tips Add a few small branches to help provide support. This has beautiful flowers in the summer months. This grows well in container pots.
Storing Once it flowers, cut the plant down and hang upside down to dry - this will take a few weeks - then store the leaves in a cool dark place.
Harvesting May-November, 6-8 weeks from sowing. Regular picking will promote growth and prevent flowering.
Cooking Notes Delicious dried, fresh or made into tea. Try it in Sarah's courgette and lemon salad recipe.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Companion planting: Friends with Benefits

Sarah tells us why companion planting works, and how you can grow veg, herbs and flowers together to eliminate pests and increase productivity.

Companion planting - protect with plants

Grow these flowers in your veg patch to help deter pests and protect your plants the natural way.


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Summer Savory reviews

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No blackfly on my broadbeans!

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Reviewed 16th March 2015 by Tara Betts

I grew summer savoury for the first time last summer and planted the seedlings in amongst my Broadbeans which had no blackfly at all! Fantastic, these seeds were first on my shopping list this year!