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How to Grow Oregano

Oregano Germination Information

Oregano Seed Germination How to Sow Oregano:
  • Best sown indoors at a temperature of 68-70° with NO cover as light aids in germination
  • Expect germination in 10-15 days
  • Seeds can also be sown outdoors after all danger of frost is past in the spring and when the soil is warm
  • Outdoors, sow with barely any cover

How to Grow Oregano:
Transplanting: If sown indoors, transplant outdoors when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Plant seedlings 15-18 inches apart

Lighting: Site in full sun

Soil: It is very drought tolerant. Sheer plants back when they get leggy

Appearance and Use:

This vigorous, 6-18 inch tall plant spreads to 18 inches wide. It is as useful for ornamental purposes in the border as it is for culinary purposes in the herb garden. In mid-summer it is covered in pink, purple, or white flowers that are very attractive to bees and butterflies. The dark green leaves are highly aromatic and are used in a variety of flavorful Mediterranean dishes. Harvest them at any time for fresh use; harvest them just before flowering when they are to be dried and stored

About Oregano:
Botanical name: Origanum vulgare
Pronunciation:  o-rig’å-num vul’gar’a
Lifecycle:  Perennial
Origination: Lamiaceae; native to Greece, Spain, and Southern Europe