Mr Fothergill's Oregano
Oreganum vulgare - Oregano
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Grow your own fresh and fragrant oregano at home, and enjoy full flavoured feasts every day. These seeds produce a delicious herb that can be easily grown in pots, containers or as a decoration for garden edges. This plant bares green leaves and small clusters of rose purple flowers. It is a traditional flavouring for Mediterranean food, especially popular in Greek dishes such as lamb, white cheese and grilled fish. Plant it in well cultivated soil to benefit from a bountiful garden.

Growth Height — 40cm
Light Requirements — Full sun
Soil Requirements — Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Sow seeds directly into finely prepared soil. When they emerge and have reached a good size, thin seedlings to final spacing. Oregano thrives in a warm, sunny position in a well-drained soil. Harvest in spring and summer before flowers form.

Remove flowers to prolong picking period. Sow 0.5cm deep in pots or trays of seed compost. Keep moist and thin as necessary. Harden off before planting out, 20cm) apart. Sow all year round in pots on the windowsill.

Watering needs

Keep soil moist.

Pruning Advice

Remove dead flower heads to prolong flowering.

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