Oregano is a hardy perennial plant that is easy to grow in the home garden.
A handful of plants will provide you with enough oregano to use fresh in season and to dry for use throughout the winter.Oregano is a common species of Origanum, a genus of the mint family. It is native to temperate western and southwestern Eurasia and the Mediterranean region.
Planting and care
- Oregano can be grown from seeds, cuttings, or purchased container plants. Seeds should be started indoors prior to your region s last expected frost.
- There s no need to cover oregano herb seeds with soil.
- Simply mist them with water and cover the seed tray or container with plastic.
Best to shear plants back regularly before flowering to keep the planting tidy and to induce growth of new leaves. Best propagated from cuttings taken from plants whose leaves have a proven superior aroma/taste (seed-grown plants sometimes have little aroma or flavor) when harvest of leaves for culinary purposes is desired.
Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade Watering Medium Soil well-drained soil Temperature 22-25 degrees Celsius. Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer