Transplant: Start seeds inside in early spring. Ideal temperatures are 86°F (30°C) during the day and 68°F (20°C) at night.
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DAYS TO GERMINATION:7-14 days at 65–70°F (18–21°C).
SOWING:Direct seed: Sow 1-2 seeds per inch after the last frost. Sow shallowly, as light is required for germination. Keep soil moist until germination. Thin later to stand 8" apart, in rows 18" apart. Keep young seedlings well watered.
Transplant: Start seeds inside in early spring. Ideal temperatures are 86°F (30°C) during the day and 68°F (20°C) at night. Sow seeds on top of the growing medium, gently pressing them into place, as light is required for germination. Mist to moisten and keep moist until germination. Transplant to individual containers when seedlings have 4 true leaves. Transplant outside after the last frost, spacing 8" apart.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS:Grows best in medium-rich, sandy soil.
HARVEST:Cut for fresh use once the plants have become established. Entire plants can be harvested when flowers are in the bud stage. To dry, hang the plant in a warm, dark, well-ventilated location.
SCIENTIFIC NAME:Satureja hortensis