Satureja hortensis. Annual.
A favorite with ancient Greeks and Romans, this quick-growing culinary herb is covered in midsummer with light purple flowers that attract pollinators. Use its pungent leaves to flavor dressings, soups, eggs, meats, vinegars and beans.
Mild peppery taste; used with meat, cabbage, rice, stuffings, teas, butters, vinegars.
Planting & Harvesting
Seed Depth: barely cover
Plant Space: 12″ (30cm)
Row Space: 12″ (30cm)
Sprouts In: 10-18 days
Sow in full sun in well watered, well drained soil in spring after last frost date. Seeds require light to germinate.
Cut individual sprigs as needed, or trim back entire plant to 5″ before flowering. Hang to dry in the shade, or freeze for later use.