Oregano is a flowering herb of the mint family. It originates from the Mediterranean, but can now be found and all over the world. It is used to flavour dishes in most Mediterranean cooking. There are many different types and varieties of oregano, including thyme and marjoram. Both of which are available as separate plants in vegplotter as they have their own distinctive characteristics. Oregano has also been used throughout recorded time as a herbal medicine.
J F M A M J J A S O N D Sow Direct Harvest
Sow Indoors / Plant Out
J F M A M J J A S O N D Sow Indoors Plant Out Harvest
How To Grow
Plant out seedlings when the is no risk of frost. You can start these indoors if needed or purchase from a garden center. Oregano as a Mediterranean plant grows well in full sound and poor to average soils. It doesn't grow very tall and doesn't do will if competing for light from other plants so select smaller companions. Oregano with tend to die back when temperatures drop below freezing. But unless your climate is extremely cold over winter it is likely to come back strong once risk of frosts have past.
How/When To Harvesting
Cut leaves as required once plant has established
- Sow Depth: 1 cm
- Spacing Between Rows: 30 cm
- Spacing Along Row: 23 cm
- Number plants per Square Foot: 2