Summer savory boasts a warming, peppery scent and taste. One of the essential ingredients in Herbs de Provence (along with rosemary, thyme, and oregano), summer savory is also wonderful alone to season beans, meats, and stuffings.  The plant forms single stems 4-15 inches tall that are lined with linear dark green leaves up to 4 inches long. Whorls of lilac-purple flowers appear in summer. Plant spreads 7-30 inches.  Sow in a well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun.

Summer savory boasts a warming, peppery scent and taste. One of the essential ingredients in Herbs de Provence (along with rosemary, thyme, and oregano), summer savory is also wonderful alone to season beans, meats, and stuffings. The plant forms single stems 4-15 inches tall that are lined with linear dark green leaves up to 4 inches long. Whorls of lilac-purple flowers appear in summer. Plant spreads 7-30 inches. Sow in a well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun.

Sweet Marjoram is a shrubby tender perennial that grows to about 12 inches tall with wiry, red-brown stems and downy gray-green aromatic leaves. It produces tiny white flowers on clustered spikes in summer. Marjoram is cultivated for its aromatic leaves, either green or dry, for culinary purposes; the tops are cut as the plants begin to flower and are dried slowly in the shade. It's used in herb combinations such as Herbes de Provence and Za'atar. It is also used in soaps, lotions and…

Sweet Marjoram is a shrubby tender perennial that grows to about 12 inches tall with wiry, red-brown stems and downy gray-green aromatic leaves. It produces tiny white flowers on clustered spikes in summer. Marjoram is cultivated for its aromatic leaves, either green or dry, for culinary purposes; the tops are cut as the plants begin to flower and are dried slowly in the shade. It's used in herb combinations such as Herbes de Provence and Za'atar. It is also used in soaps, lotions and…

Purple Basil - height: 24", spacing: rows 18", seedlings: 6"; 1,000 seeds, 1 seed per inch (I spaced mine 3" apart, all the way around to not mess with them later)

Purple Basil - height: 24", spacing: rows 18", seedlings: 6"; 1,000 seeds, 1 seed per inch (I spaced mine 3" apart, all the way around to not mess with them later)

Savory of Crete (Satureja thymbra) Evergreen perennial native to the Mediterranean basin, hardy to 20 degrees F.  A dominant plant on the island of Crete.  Low-lying bushes with large, pink flowers are highly aromatic and spicy

Savory of Crete (Satureja thymbra) Evergreen perennial native to the Mediterranean basin, hardy to 20 degrees F. A dominant plant on the island of Crete. Low-lying bushes with large, pink flowers are highly aromatic and spicy

Chervil is a delicate annual herb related to parsley. The unique flavors that chervil lends definitely add a good flavor to food. Its aroma and taste suggest the flavors of tarragon and fennel, although it’s much less potent than the latter. This herb has been used as a digestive aid.

Chervil is a delicate annual herb related to parsley. The unique flavors that chervil lends definitely add a good flavor to food. Its aroma and taste suggest the flavors of tarragon and fennel, although it’s much less potent than the latter. This herb has been used as a digestive aid.

Lovage (perennial) - looks and tastes like celery on steroids. The plant can achieve a height of six feet and more, and its stems and leaves have a pleasantly strong, pungent taste. The crisp leaves make a marvelous salad, as the fat, hollow, pale-green stalks are delightful too. This is also the plant that provides us with the spice celery seed.

Lovage (perennial) - looks and tastes like celery on steroids. The plant can achieve a height of six feet and more, and its stems and leaves have a pleasantly strong, pungent taste. The crisp leaves make a marvelous salad, as the fat, hollow, pale-green stalks are delightful too. This is also the plant that provides us with the spice celery seed.

Marjoram - "Has a more mild, sweet flavor than oregano with perhaps a hint of balsam. It is said to be “the” meat herb but compliments all foods except sweets. Common to Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods, marjoram is grown domestically and imported mostly from Egypt. Consider it a natural for meat dishes but don't hesitate to use marjoram to season vegetables served cooked or raw, fish and chicken or dishes with eggs and/or cheese. It is especially good along with other herbs in beef…

Marjoram - "Has a more mild, sweet flavor than oregano with perhaps a hint of balsam. It is said to be “the” meat herb but compliments all foods except sweets. Common to Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods, marjoram is grown domestically and imported mostly from Egypt. Consider it a natural for meat dishes but don't hesitate to use marjoram to season vegetables served cooked or raw, fish and chicken or dishes with eggs and/or cheese. It is especially good along with other herbs in beef…

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