600 seeds. Origanum vulgare hirtum. Perennial.
Greek oregano is the classic leafy spice for Italian, Greek, and Mexican cooking. We often add it to bean soup and roast. Every year, we hang bunches of oregano to dry, so we can have that taste of summer all winter long. Harvest stems when they begin to flower. In addition to its fantastic taste, oregano also has antibacterial qualities and helps with inflammation.
Self-sows. Drought tolerant. Hardy to zones 5–10.
Height 18 inches. Spacing 12 inches.
Sowing Oregano Seeds:
Sow seeds indoors 8 weeks before the last frost date. Barely cover the seeds with soil. Transplant outside after the last frost date 12 inches apart. Full sun.
Photo courtesy of Diane's Flower Seeds
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