Organic oregano


Organic oregano - Oregano

Common Name: Organic oregano
Genus: Oregano

Category: Fruit & Vegetables

Height: 0.45 m (45 cm)
Spread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile moist but well drained
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: hardy

    A hardy perennial herb which is widely used in Greek and Italian cuisine. Its leaves are used to enhance the flavour of tomato sauces vegetables and grilled meat but it is most commonly known for adding pep to a pizza. It can be used fresh or dried - the flavour of the dried leaves tend to be stronger.

  • Growing Instructions:

    Sow in March to April in pots or trays on the surface of barely moist seed compost and cover with a sprinkling of finely sieved compost. Place in a propagator at 20-25C until they germinate which usually takes up to 21 days. When large enough to handle transplant seedlings into small pots and plant outdoors 30cm apart in well prepared well drained soil in full sun after all risk of frost has passed for a crop that will be ready to harvest from June onwards. It can also be grown indoors in a pot on a sunny windowsill. It has good winter hardiness and the plants should survive for several years. Apply a mulch of compost for added winter protection.