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Greek Oregano

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Origanum hirtum. Deeply flavorful, this genuine Greek native should be sown frequently for its flavorful intensity declines as this woody perennial ages. Best raised as transplants sown indoors 6 to 8 weeks prior to setting out after the last spring frost date. At that time, you may transplant them into big terrace pots or into a well-draining, sunny spot in the garden. Over the summer, pinch stem growth to encourage bushy plants growing up to 12" tall. Fresh Oregano provides a more gentle flavor than dried. It is superb atop Greek salads of Cucumbers, Tomatoes and feta. Marvelous in marinated mushrooms: simmer whole mushrooms with dry white wine, olive oil, crushed Garlic, salt, pepper and fresh Oregano leaves until tender. Chill. Serve with Greek cheeses and olives as antipasto. Bee friendly. Woody perennial. Hardiness zones: 4-8. Height: 12". (OP.) Check out our Herb Garden 101 on our Collections' page.

Average seed life: 1 year.

One packet of about 1000 seeds
Catalog #6190
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Gardening Tips

Oregano Sowing Instructions
Planting Depth
Row Spacing:12”-18”
Seed Spacing:3”-6”
Plant Spacing: 12”

Herbs may be either direct-sown outdoors after the threat of frost has passed, or started indoors for transplanting or container gardening. Herbs require moderately rich, well-draining soil with at least 5 hours of bright sunlight. To start indoors: sow lightly in sterilized seed mix, lightly moisten and cover with plastic wrap until germination takes place. Do not water again until sprouts emerge. Remove plastic wrap once sprouted. Transplant outdoors when the threat of frost has passed. Some perennials like Lavender, Catnip or Savory prefer to be started indoors. Others such as Chives, Sage or Fennel prefer to be direct-sown outside once the soil has warmed. Most herbs dislike chemicals or over-fertilization. Feed lightly with kelp or fish emulsion once seedlings are well established. Keep lightly moist: never wet. Pinch back the plants to avoid flowering and to encourage leaf production.

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