savory - summer or winter?

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savory - summer or winter?

Post: #281352 Annemieke
Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:16 pm

I've had a savory plant growing in my garden for years. These days I find little offspring everywhere, and like to offer them on Freecycle, along with strawberry plants, marjoram, parsley, limnanthes etc. etc.
How can I find out whether my savory is a summer or a winter one? Admittedly it has stood many winters, but according to the pictures it looks more like a summer version. The leaves are not very tough. Can summer savory stand for years, here in the mild South=West?
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Re: savory - summer or winter?

Post: #281354 Green Aura
Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:25 pm

I'm fairly certain that summer savory is an annual, so if you've had the same plant for years it'll be winter.
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Re: savory - summer or winter?

Post: #281360 MKG
Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:03 pm

What GA said. Plus, there's a good test. Summer savory is reputed to be an aphrodisiac, whereas winter savory is said to have the opposite effect. So eat a handful of it and see how you feel :iconbiggrin:

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Re: savory - summer or winter?

Post: #281366 ina
Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:21 am

MKG wrote:What GA said. Plus, there's a good test. Summer savory is reputed to be an aphrodisiac,


Blimey, never knew that - I have lots of summer savory in the garden... :mrgreen: Never noticed any effect, though. Probably need to eat more of it!
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Re: savory - summer or winter?

Post: #281375 Annemieke
Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:20 pm

MKG wrote:Summer savory is reputed to be an aphrodisiac, whereas winter savory is said to have the opposite effect.
Mike


I see ... that's why ... had it for years ..... :?
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