Greek Oregano is a flavorful and aromatic herb, known for its culinary uses and ability to thrive in various growing conditions.
- Sow Greek Oregano seeds outdoors in early spring or late summer directly into well-draining soil. - Scatter the seeds lightly on the soil surface and press them in gently. - Space the seeds or seedlings about 6-12 inches (15-30 cm) apart. - Oregano prefers full sun and well-drained soil.
Indoor Growing (for an early start): - Start Greek Oregano seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last expected frost in your area. - Plant the seeds in seed-starting trays or pots with a quality seed starting mix. - Sow the seeds about 1/4 inch (6 mm) deep. - Keep the soil consistently BARELY moist and provide a warm environment for germination. - Once seedlings have several sets of true leaves, transplant them into larger containers or directly into the garden.
Transplanting: - If started indoors, transplant oregano seedlings outdoors after the last frost date. - Space the transplants about 12-18 inches (30-45 cm) apart in well-draining soil.
Caring for Greek Oregano - Water oregano consistently, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. - Fertilize sparingly, as oregano doesn't require heavy feeding. - Harvest leaves as needed for culinary use, and prune regularly to encourage bushier growth.