Aromatic plants

Savory

How to irrigate

As for the watering of savory, it is not necessary to proceed very frequently. The plant, in fact, is able to withstand even drought conditions. Therefore, it is good to irrigate it once every 2 or 3 weeks or so. Before proceeding with further wetting, you need to carefully check the soil. If the substrate is still wet, it is not recommended to proceed with a new irrigation. The risk, in fact, is only that of submerging the roots, causing their asphyxiation and the consequent root rot. This root rot is one of the main causes that lead to the death of the plant itself. Sometimes in winter it is possible to further reduce the frequency of wetting as the savory can also be satisfied with rainwater.

How to cure it


Savory is a plant that mainly loves exposure in a sunny area. It is good that the plant can enjoy sunlight for at least 6 hours a day. In addition, savory prefers areas with a warm climate. Although it can also adapt to winter, it is recommended to take precautions in order to protect the plant. For example, you can cover the ground during the colder months to prevent the roots from being damaged. As for the multiplication, the annual savory can reproduce by seed and the sowing is done in autumn or spring, directly on the ground. Once the seeds have been spread, it is necessary to press the earth with your hands to allow for better adhesion. The perennial variety reproduces by cutting or by division of the tufts.

How to fertilize


Generally, savory is not a plant that needs frequent fertilization. However, especially for the perennial variety, it is possible to proceed with occasional fertilizations about once every 3 or 4 months. The most recommended fertilizer must contain higher doses of potassium and nitrogen and is supplied to the plant in liquid form. This fertilizer will be diluted with irrigation water in slightly lower doses than what is stated on the package. As for the soil, savory adapts to any type of substrate. For better cultivation, however, an alkaline and well-draining soil is preferable. If the savory were grown in pots, however, it is necessary to add the soil with organic substances.

Savory: Diseases and remedies


Being a hardy plant, savory is not attacked very easily by insects or parasites. Generally, the main causes of plant diseases come from poor cultivation. For example, savory can easily undergo root rot if watering is too frequent. This disease can also lead to the death of the plant and it is good, therefore, to pay attention to the soil before proceeding with further irrigation. Furthermore, if the plant is in conditions of excessive humidity, it is possible that it will be infested with powdery mildew or bad white. Powdery mildew is a fungus that generates white and floury-looking spots that mainly affect the leaves and shoots. The best way to combat this fungus is to use a suitable fungicide.

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