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Oregano (Greek) Seeds
Oregano (Greek) Seeds
Oregano (Greek) Seeds
Oregano (Greek) Seeds

Oregano (Greek) Seeds

Aromatic and flavourful – a great herb to grow and use!
  • A hardy perennial to grow in pots on your windowsill or patio, or sown direct into the soil.
  • Strongly aromatic herb with hot, peppery notes – great for Mediterranean cooking.
  • Considered the ‘true oregano’ by many generations of cooks and gardeners.
  • Attractive to bees and other pollinators and will repel ants and other garden pests.
  • Supplied as a packet of approx. 900 seeds ready to sow indoors year-round or outdoors from April to May.

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What better way to add flavour to your cooking than picking herbs fresh from the plant? Growing your own – whether on your kitchen windowsill, balcony, patio or in your herb garden, beds or borders – is much more satisfying than buying successive pots of herbs from the supermarket that last only a couple of weeks.

This hardy perennial is a member of the mint family, with its origins in the warm countries of Western and Southwestern Eurasia and the Mediterranean. Ancient Greeks called it ‘Joy of the Mountain’ and it was commonly woven into bridal bouquets and used in traditional remedies for its digestive and antiseptic properties. Its bright green, aromatic leaves and small white or purplish summer flowers make a lovely addition to any windowsill or garden.

Considered the ‘true oregano’ by generations of cooks and gardeners, Greek oregano is the best of the bunch as far as flavour is concerned as it is has a stronger, more earthy character than other varieties, with hot and peppery notes. The warmer the weather, the more intense the flavour of the leaves will become – a great addition to tomato based dishes, pizzas, sauces, soups or marinades, or even added to salads. It’s a good herb for drying and it stores well; dried leaves have a more intense flavour so can be used more sparingly than the fresh.

Although more commonly grown in pots, if planted in the ground it provides great ground cover, forming slow-spreading clumps that can be trimmed back easily to maintain size and shape. Whether grown in the ground or in a pot, it makes a great companion plant as its strong aroma will repel ants and other insect pests whilst its summer flowers are particularly attractive to bees and other pollinators.

Supplied as a packet of approx. 900 seeds ready to sow indoors year-round or outdoors from April to May. Grows to 40cm (16in) high. Plant in warm, light, well-drained soil or compost, 20cm (8in) apart, in a sunny position directly into a border or herb garden, or in pots or containers.

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Item 700024 supplied as:

Supplied as a packet of approx. 900 seeds ready to sow indoors year-round or outdoors from April to May.

Grows to 40cm (16in) high.
Performance subject to growing conditions.
Packed in the UK.

Plant Care Information

Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

Top Tips

  • In areas with heavy damp soils it may be best to grow outdoor crops in containers.
  • Young leaves have the best flavour.
  • Remove flowers to encourage fresh growth and prolong picking. Trim stems back to 4-6 pairs of leaves to encourage new growth and a bushier, more compact habit.

Care Information

How to grow Greek Oregano

  • Sow indoors all year round for indoor crops, and from April to May for outdoor crops. Sow 0.5cm (¼in) deep, in small pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm and light position. A temperature of 15-20°C (60-68°F) is ideal. Seedlings usually appear in 14-21 days. Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out 20cm (8in) apart. Alternatively, plants can be grown on a light windowsill.
  • Or sow outdoors where they are to crop, 0.5cm (¼in) deep directly into finely prepared soil that has already been watered. Thin seedlings to 20cm (8in) apart.
  • Harvesting Pick the fresh leaves and tender shoots as required (outdoor plants from June) once the plant reaches about 15cm (6in) in height and just before the flowers open. Oregano leaves can also be frozen or dried. Hang the cut stems upside down in a cool, dry, dark place. Once dry, the leaves can be stripped from the stems and stored in an airtight container.

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