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Summer Savory [Satureja hortensis]

Summer Savory [Satureja hortensis]

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Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the floor with hay or straw, evaporation can be reduced by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal humid microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of plants, but also enormously reduces water consumption. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and harvest quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times, even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The desiccation of the soil leads to a huge decline in micro-and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in a barren soil over time. Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed with full-scale irrigation remains longer than if watering is only carried out selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured surfaces, in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to achieve it again and again.

Shipping and pick-up information

We offer CTT shipping for Saagut Europe and USA far! With us you will always receive a tracking number to track your package. Shipping costs differ depending on the shipping region. Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

After you have completed your order with payment, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with your tracking number.

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The summer savory is an annual spice and medicinal plant that originally comes from West and Central Asia and has been used as a spice since ancient times. The evergreen plants grow bushy and quickly woody. The robust and heat-loving herb forms small oval, pointed, dark green and occasionally slightly purple leaves that smell pleasantly. The spicy taste goes particularly well with beans. As a medicinal herb, it is traditionally used to support digestion, reduce fever and relieve bee stings. Suitable for pot culture.

General information
Plant family: Lamiaceae
Life cycle: Annual
Days to harvest: 100 days
Plant height approx.: 50 cm
Root type: Deep rooter
Nutrient requirements: Weak eater
Water requirements: Low
Winter hardiness: Up to 0 °C
Location: Sunny
Soil: Permeable, slightly loamy, humus

pH value: 5.5 to 7.5

Sowing and planting information
Germ type: Light germinator
Sowing depth: 0 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 15-20 °C
Germination time: 7-14 days
Plant and row spacing: 15x15 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Bean, Beetroot
Unfavorable mixed culture: Basil

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly outdoors from February to September. For pre-cultivation, sow in small pots from January to September.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly outdoors from May to June. For pre-cultivation, sow in small pots from April to June.

For savory, we recommend direct sowing in rows or pre-cultivation. When pre-cultivating, sow the seeds in small pots and let the seedlings grow to the first savory leaves. Allow the seedlings to grow in moderate temperatures until planting out as seedlings.
Savory plants prefer a sunny, wind-protected and warm location with nutritious, humus-rich and slightly loamy soil. Avoid waterlogging.

Additional tips
The optimal harvest time for savory is shortly before flowering. To harvest, cut the plants 10 cm above the ground. Can survive temporary drought. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and permeable soil, we recommend additional incorporation of biochar and primary rock powder.

Type of propagation
It spreads via seeds.

Plant care
To promote bushy growth, older shoots and shoot tips should be cut off from time to time.

Germination ability of seeds: 3-4 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Satureja hortensis
English names: Savory
German names: Bohnenkraut, Sommer-Bohnenkraut, Gartenbohnenkraut, Gartensaturey, Pfefferkraut, Saturei, Kölle
Portuguese names: Segurelha
Spanish names: Jedrea, Saborea, Saborija, Saturejia, Satureya, Ajedrea Común, Calamento Blanco, Hisopillo
French names: Sarriette, Pèbre D'ase, Sarriette Commune, Sarriette de Montagne, Sarriette des Champs

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals
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