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About This Plant...
Family: Labiatae
Genus and species: Satureja hortensis
Plant type: annual
Height and width: 12-18 inches high; 10-14 inches wide
Location and soil: sun; tolerates poor soil; will grow indoors
Uses: dried leaves in soups, stews, and sauces; bean, meat, fish, and egg recipes
Propagation methods: seeds and cuttings
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 4-6 weeks
When to transplant to garden: after last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: after last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 10-15 days
Germination temp.: 70 degrees F.
Days to maturity: 60 days
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 18 inches
Spacing between rows: 18 inches
Growing On...
Harvest: pick fresh leaves as needed; for drying, cut branches before plant flowers, bunch them together, and hang them upside down in a warm, airy place, then remove leaves and store in an airtight jar
Growing tips: light promotes germination, which is often erratic

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