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Savory

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Every dish you make with summer savory will find your family savoring a flavor similar to dill with a hint of thyme. The delicate spice of summer savory has made it a favorite in kitchens, especially when teamed with early crops of green beans and new potatoes. An easy-growing herb, summer savory thrives in typical well-drained garden soil, starting quickly from seed. Regular harvesting encourages new growth and yields bushy plants. Summer savory foliage is fine textured, pairing nicely with the broader leaves of bush beans, beets, basil, or Swiss chard. Dried savory shines when combined with rosemary, thyme, lavender, and bay leaf, the basic foundation for Herbes de Provence, to which other herbs, such as marjoram, basil, and fennel are added.

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Summer savory
Summer savory
Satureja hortensis is an annual that has narrow green leaves and spikes of white or pink flowers in summer. It grows 10 inches tall and 12 inches wide.
Winter savory
Winter savory
Satureja montana is a perennial that provides a strong, spicy flavor to meats. It bears pinkish flowers in summer and grows 16 inches tall and 8 inches wide. Zones 5-8
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