How to Grow Oregano | Guide to Growing Oregano

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How to Grow Oregano | Guide to Growing Oregano  

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There are several species of oregano used in cooking, but the one we recommend for kitchen use is Origanum heracleoticum. If you haven’t been impressed with the flavor of oregano you’ve purchased at the store, consider that commercially available dried oregano may contain any number of species of oregano, and even unrelated plants! Growing your own is the best way to find out which best suits your palate and compliments other ingredients.

 
   
 

Seed or Seedling

8-14 Days 70f

5 Years

Well Drained

Full Sun

8" - 12" apart

8" - 12" apart

35-44 Days

Growing Guide
GROWING NOTES
Prefers Full Sun.

 

Needs well drained soil.

MAINTAINING
Purchase plants or seeds from a reliable source to be sure you’re getting the right species. Plant in full sun and well-drained soil after danger of frost has passed, spacing plants or thinning seedlings to stand 8 to 10 inches apart. Trim plants back before flowering (approximately 5 to 6 weeks after planting) to stimulate a dense growth habit. If you allow some of the flowers to produce and drop their seed, you can keep your oregano patch fresh and vigorous. Remove 3- to 4-year-old plants to keep the bed quality high
 

 
   
 

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Harvesting Guide
HARVESTING
Pick fresh leaves as needed; for drying, just before full flowering, cut stems with flower heads attached and dry on wire racks in a cool, airy place, then pick off leaves and store in an airtight jar

SAVING SEEDS
As all the seeds do not ripen at the same time, keep a close watch when the flowers start drying. At this point cut off the seed heads, place in a paper bag and hang in the shade. Later on the flowers can be stripped and sieved and carefully blown or winnowed.

Seed storage: 
The seeds will last five years. They are oval and red-tinged.
There are 12 000 seeds to the gram.


 
     
 
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