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Growing Oregano

 

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Below are general guidelines for growing oregano including plant height to enable you to plan exactly where to place them when growing amongst other plants.

 

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Plant Height

Up to 40cm/15-inches

Where to Sow

Indoors/Outdoors thinly  in small pots 7.5cm/3" diameter. 

Outdoors in open ground

Sowing time

Indoors February/April - temperature   +16C/61F.  

Outdoors - 2 to 4 weeks after the last frost

How to Sow

6mm/1/4-inch deep. 

After Germination

Keep compost moist but not very wet. 

Growing on - 

in Pots

When 5cm/2-inches thin/transplant to 1 plant per 7.5cm/3 inch pot. Harden off plants which have been raised indoors and finally move outdoors once all danger of frost has passed.

Growing on -

in open ground

When 5cm/2-inches thin or plant out to 20cm/8-inches apart

Harvesting

Leaves can be harvested anytime before the flowers form. Remove flowers to prolong picking.

Uses

A popular herb used in Mediterranean cuisine. Very good with lamb, tomatoes, fish and cheese dishes.

 

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