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Oregano
Oregano
Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Origanum
Species: Origanum vulgare
Synonyms

Common oregano
Garden oregano
Cook's oregano
Pot marjoram
Wild marjoram

Plant Data
Min germination temp: 7°C (45°F)
Max germination temp: 32°C (90°F)
Germination time: 11 days
Time to transplanting: +69 days
Time to harvesting: +179 days
Mature height: 60cm (24in)
Ideal pH range: 6.0 - 8.0
Sow depth: ⅓cm (⅛in)
Growing plant spacing: 25cm (9in)
Growing row spacing: 25cm (9in)
References: [1][2]
Hardiness Zones
Ideal Hardiness Zones
· · · · 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 · ·

Oregano (Origanum vulgare) is a common species of Origanum, a genus of the mint family (Lamiaceae). It is native to warm-temperate western and southwestern Eurasia and the Mediterranean region.

PlannerEdit

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Sow (indoors)
Transplant outdoors
Sow (outdoors)
Harvest

GrowingEdit

SowingEdit

Sow seeds under glass in March.[2]

TransplantingEdit

Harden plants off in April/May before planting to final position. Leave 25cm (9in) between plants.

HarvestingEdit

Gather leaves as required. Pick before the flowers open if you intend to dry the leaves.

Lift plants and pot up to move indoors in autumn.

TroublesEdit

Full troubles list: Mint troubles

ReferencesEdit

  1. Oregano. myfolia. Retrieved: 2010-08-27.
  2. a b Hessayon, D.G. (2009). The Vegetable & Herb Expert. Transworld Publishers, London. p. 136. ISBN 9780903505468
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