A herb with gloriously sweet smelling, aromatic foliage, Oregano can be used either fresh or dry for flavouring a variety of tasty dishes. Try sprinkling Oregano on lamb or pork before cooking delicious. Did you know the flowers produced in summer and autumn can also be used for flavouring, once they have been gently dried.
Oregano makes the ideal companion plant; plant oregano among broccoli to repel the cabbage butterfly.
Plant Type: Hardy Perennial Herb
Height: 30 - 45cm (12-18)
Sow: Sow seeds from late winter to early summer 1.5mm deep in good, free draining seed compost. Make sure it is moist but not wet and seal in a polythene bag until after germination, which usually takes 14-21 days at 16-18C (60-65F).
Growing: Transplant seedlings when they are large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3) pots. Later plant out 30cm (12) apart into ordinary well drained soil in full sun.
Aftercare: A little winter protection in the form of a layer of peat of leaf mould is helpful in cold areas.
Quantity: 1500 seeds