Common Oregano Seeds produce oregano that you can use fresh or dried to season your favorite Italian dishes. Zones 5-10. Package (1000 seeds).
How to Grow Oregano from Seeds
The Herb of all Herbs. Popular seasoning for soups, chicken, fish and many other dishes.
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Root rot, spider mites, and aphids can all attack oregano. Be sure oregano is well drained to prevent disease, and pick off any browning or spotted foliage. Be careful not to plant oregano with other larger plants, as coarser plants will overrun it. In the garden it is easy to mistake an oregano plant for look-alike sweet marjoram, although the two are easily distinguished by their flavors and scents.
Harvest plants often for continued new growth. Begin by snipping sprigs of oregano as soon as the plant is 6 inches tall. The flavor of oregano is most intense in mid-summer just before it blooms, making this the best time to harvest leaves for drying. This herb is stronger dried than fresh. For a big harvest, cut the stems just above the plant’s lowest set of leaves, this encourages new growth for the next cutting in late summer.
Oregano leaves may be dried, frozen, or refrigerated.
Dried oregano flower stalks may be used in craft making, for instance in wreaths.