(Origanum vulgare) Perennial. Delightful herb with purple flowers that are highly attractive to bees. These dark green plants with a wonderful aroma spread through underground runners.
Delicious in Italian and Greek cooking. Leaves can be used fresh or dried.
|Germination Temperature||Planting Depth||Days to Germination||Plant Spacing||Row Spacing||Sun|
|65-75||Press seed lightly in soil||5-10||Pinch of seeds every 12"||2'||Full|
Start indoors 6-8 weeks before average last frost. Transplant when temperatures are consistently about 45° F. Sow outside 2-4 weeks after average last frost.
Oregano is easy to grow from seed and tolerant of poor soil.
Oregano seed requires some light to germinate. Cover seeds very lightly with soil when planting.
The flowers should be pinched to keep the plants bushy and prevent them bolting to seed.
Once the plant has reached about 6” tall, you can start cutting sprigs for use. Harvesting just before the plant flowers will provide the best flavor.