Oregano (Origanum Vulgare) 2000 seeds (#1835)
About the product
A perennial plant with healing properties. It is used to rinse the throat and gums, and regulates the digestive system. It is used as a seasoning for salads, egg dishes, cheese, vegetables, fish and meat. An essential ingredient in pizza.
Full sun and moderate to poor soil with good drainage will suffice for this Mediterranean plant. It is not picky. Plants that are too happy become rampant fast, a lot like vigorous Monarda. Gardeners remedy this problem several ways. Some plant oregano in large pots to keep them contained. Others simply divide them every two years or so and share the divisions with herb-loving friends.
An herb garden is not complete without oregano. The leaves can be enjoyed fresh or dried and taste excellent in pasta sauce, on meat, fish and vegetables. Mix a little crushed oregano, fresh chopped garlic, salt, pepper and lemon juice with some olive oil for a light all purpose marinade for barbeque.
Approximately 2000 seeds in 0,5g packet.
Genus - Origanum
Species - Vulgare
Common name - Oregano
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 9
Plant type - Perennial, houseplant
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Fertile, Loam, Sand
Water requirements - Drought tolerant, average
Landscape uses - Pots, Edible, Herb / Vegetable, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
Leaf / Flower color - Green, Dark Green / --
Can be sown inside all year long for culinary use. Ensure more light in winter months.
Sow direct in spring when soil temperature is at least +15C; or sow in starter cubes or plugs 6 weeks before field planting; or sow indoors six weeks before last frost.
Oregano seeds will germinate in soil in approximately 8 to 14 days, but can germinate in as few as 7 to 10 days in dedicated propagation media.