How Do You Plant Oregano?

Oregano is an herb with a similar flavor to that of thyme. It has a strong, zesty taste that is popularly used in many cooked dishes. Let’s get started with growing oregano!

Intro to growing Oregano

Right, you're in for a treat. Growing oregano is a lot of fun. Plus, they are tasty and healthy!


Use any average, well drained soil in an easily accessible site. Choose a pot of 10 to 14 inches diameter to grow oregano. Oregano ideally wants sandy loam or loamy soil to grow in. Sandy loam simply means soil consisting of less than 7 percent clay, less than 50 percent silt, and between 43 and 50 percent sand.


You are obviously also going to need seeds! Oregano can be brought as ready-grown plants from garden centres or grown from seed.


This plant needs full sun.


Common oregano can be started from seed sown indoors from late winter to early summer. Fill a small pot with seed compost and sow a few seeds on the surface.


Oregano should be sown at a depth of 0.25 inches (1 cm).

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