Savory (Satureja montana) produces aromatic, tasty foliage and can be used just like sage. Being a perennial plant, it is a perfect addition to soups & casseroles. Satureja hortensis, a relative, is a warmth-loving annual plant.

How to grow savory in a garden

  1. Choose a spot in the garden that receives full sunlight. Enrich the well-drained soil with compost and Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser. Avoid planting in clay soils. 
  2. Sprinkle the seeds in a row about 5 mm deep and cover it with soil.  
  3. Water in well. 
  4. Once the seedlings emerge you can thin them to about 30 cm apart and lightly mulch around them. 
  5. Feed them with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser every season and weekly with Yates Thrive Vegie & Herb Liquid Plant Food.


How to grow savory in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 300 mm wide. Position in full sun and fill with quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter.  
  2. Add a small amount of Yates Waterwise Water Storage Crystals to the mix. These will help hold extra moisture. 
  3. Sprinkle a few seeds and cover it with potting mix. 
  4. Water in well. 
  5. When the seedlings emerge, remove the weak ones after a week or two. Lightly mulch around the base with organic mulch like sugarcane or pea straw. 
  6. Keep them well-watered, but do not let the water sit in a saucer at the base of the pot. 
  7. Feed weekly with Yates Thrive Vegie & Herb Liquid Plant Food.

Growing tips

  • For clay soils, it is best to place them on mounds, add a good amount of gypsum and then plant them after adding Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser. 

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These crystals absorb up to 400 times their own weight in water. This water is then released back to the plants over time as they require it.