Herb - Oregano Greek Seeds
HOW TO GROW FROM SEEDS
It is better to sow seeds from May to September, but they can be grown all around the year. Grow oregano in loose, well-drained soil. Oregano prefers a soil pH of 6.0 to 7.0. Oregano can thrive in poor soil that is well-drained. Sow oregano indoors as early as 4 weeks before the average last frost date. Oregano seed takes 10 to 15 days to germinate, sow seed at 70°F for optimal germination. Seeds germinate best in the light, cover seeds with cheesecloth until seedlings begin to push up. Transplant seedlings out after the last frost. Sow oregano seed in the garden on the average date of the last frost in spring. The soil temperature should be 45°F or warmer.
CARE AFTER GERMINATION
Water is important for Oregano Plants. Give oregano regular even water until it is established. Once established, water oregano sparingly allows the soil to dry between waterings. Moist soil will cause oregano to be less flavorful. Foliar feed oregano by spraying with compost tea or liquid seaweed extract 2 to 3 times during the growing season. Mulch around oregano with aged compost in hot weather to keep the roots cool and slow soil moisture evaporation. Keep oregano pinched back to induce bushy growth and for best aroma and flavor; flowering will result in a loss of leaf flavor. Cut back plants nearly to the ground once or twice in the summer; this will stimulate fresh growth. Divide clumps every three years and replant healthy, rooted segments.
WHAT IS OREGANO AND ITS BENEFITS
Oregano is usually in height to 80cm and spread 30cm. Considered to be the best of all the oregano types for flavor. This herb naturally grows on dry and stony ground. Delicate flowers, usually white but sometimes pink. Fresh oregano is a great antibacterial agent. It has phytonutrients thymol and carvacrol, which fight infections such as staph. It's loaded with antioxidants that help prevent cell damage, and it's an excellent source of fiber, vitamin K, manganese, iron, vitamin E, tryptophan, and calcium. Overall this herb is one of the most important herbs that need to be in your garden.
Note: Information provided for guidance only, as cultural practices and climatic circumstances vary.
- Sowing Time: Spring
- Height: 30-60cm
- Mature: 3-4 years
- Bloom Time: Summer
- Temperature: 55-60 degrees F
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