* Sow seed on surface of compost and gently firm down compost. Keep soil damp but not wet. Hyssop likes a warm position and light, well-drained alkaline soil. It will tolerate soil as alkaline as pH 8. Full sun is best, but light shade will do..
* Prune it hard to encourage new growth. Pinching out the tips of the stems will promote bushier plants;Older plants form neat, rounded bushes 1 to 3 feet high; younger plants are looser in form.
* Narrow dark green leaves are slightly bitter, tasty in small amounts in salads, soups, and stews. Medicinally hyssop is used as a gargle for sore throat.