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Oregano Origanum vulgare

How to sow oregano: Direct seed indoors, transplant seedlings outside after hardening off

Sun requirement for oregano: Plant in Full Sun

Oregano has been planted 45 times by Growstuff members.

Oregano is a perennial herb with many culinary uses. It is a flowering plant in the mint family (Lamiaceae) and native to the Mediterranean. The plant has spade-shaped leaves with white or purple flowers. In colder climates, it is grown as annual because it cannot survive cold winters. It also grows well in containers. Oregano makes a great companion plant. It's leaves are often more flavorful when dried.

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Predictions

Perennial

living more than two years

First harvest expected

8 weeks after planting

Height

60cm

Spread

35cm

Row Spacing

30cm

Companions

pumpkin sweet potato zucchini

Photos

Oregano crops

Oregano plantings

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Oregano
Oregano
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Oregano harvests

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Sunniness

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Harvested for

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Varieties

Amanum oregano

Amanum oregano

Origanum amanum
Cretan oregano

Cretan oregano

Origanum onites
marjoram

marjoram

Origanum majorana
round-leafed oregano

round-leafed oregano

Origanum rotundifolium
za'atar

za'atar

Origanum syriacum

Crop Map

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What people are saying about oregano

Getting ready for spring!

by maco,

I've got seeds either on-hand or ordered for just about everything I'm starting from seed this year. I've been working out what I want to plant, and this is the plan I've come up with for the 72 square feet of my backyard raised beds: ![garden plan](http://mackenzie.morgan.name/tmp/garden_plan...

arugula basils beets cabbages cauliflowers cucumbers eggplants garlic kale lettuces onions oregano parsley Hungarian wax peppers bell peppers zucchini yellow summer squash butternut squash sweet potatoes tomatoes super sweet 100 tomatoes chamomiles
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Introduction from Wendy

by Mshathvri,

Hi! I'm Wendy and I live in Livermore, California, USA. I live in the suburbs and have been learning about permaculture for two years now. Right now my project is slowly converting my lawn into a food forest, one module at a time. I began with a 10x20 starter garden on the north side of my hou...

nectarines apple mint thyme oregano
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This was going to contain much more whining about our landlords

by Skud,

... but I'm tired of it, so I won't. I just wish our mutual understanding of the term "quiet enjoyment" involved fewer inspections and more autonomy in the garden. Anyway. The other day I picked up some herbs from the CERES nursery, and on Monday I planted them along the front fence: ![he...

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