Herbs > Valerian Herb

Information on, uses of and how to grow valerian:

Name
Satureja montana.

Family
Labiatae

Growing pattern
Annual.

Seeds
Buy Winter Savory Seeds (Pay in $US, £, Euro).
Herbs, Seasonings and Spices - Buy Winter Savory Leaf from Mountain Rose Herbs ($US).

How to grow
Sow the seeds in April to May. Thin the seedlings out to a distance of 20cm apart.

Soil condition/position
Harvest this herb when it reaches 15cm and keep cutting it all summer. Cut the tips of the plant. If it does flower you will then need to cut the whole plant down and dry for winter use.

Appearance
Winter Savory grows to a height of 15cm.

Uses
The uses for this herb are similar to those of Summer Savory. Winter Savory however has a less delicate flavour.