Herb - Oregano, Greek
|Average Seed / oz||Seed / 100' Row||Average Yield / 100' Row||Days to Harvest|
|Planting Season||Ideal Soil Temp||Sun||Frost Tolerance|
|After Last Frost||65-80°F||Full Sun||Frost Sensitive|
|Sowing Method||Seed Depth||Direct Seed Spacing||Seeds Per Packet|
|Transplant or Direct Seed||1/8"||2-4"||880|
|Mature Spacing||Days to Sprout||Production Cycle||Seed Viability|
Oregano is a hardy perennial (Zone 5-9) that prefers full sun-partial shade and well-drained soil high in organic matter.
For best germination, expose seeds to cool, moist conditions (stratification) for 2 weeks before sowing indoors. The refrigerator works well for stratification. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 65-80°F. Sow seeds 1/8” deep and 2-4” apart. Seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Transplant outdoors once the danger of frost has passed. Thin so that mature plants are 18-24" apart.
Harvest the aerial parts anytime during the growing season. Oregano can be used fresh or dried in many dishes and medicinally in tinctures, ointments, etc.