Oregano Seed Mix VULGARE OREGANO, Organic, NonGMO, Heirloom B100

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Mixed Oregano Organic Seeds - Heirloom, Open Pollinated, Non-GMO - Indoors, Outdoors, In Pots, Grow Beds, Soil, Hydroponics & Aquaponics

This is a beautiful and delicious Italian flavoring herb. Also medicinal. Great for Italian and Greek cooking.
Tender perennial. This seed offering is sourced from its native Israel, where it grows wild in Jordan and surrounding areas. Doubtless a common herb in Bible times, and still one of the tastiest! It has a great flavor that blends hints of oregano, thyme, and marjoram. A favorite.

Start Oregano seeds for this pungently aromatic plant that is one of the most important herbs of Italian, Greek, and Mexican cooking. Mainly used dry, the flavor is strong enough to stand up to bold flavors like tomatoes, onion, garlic, and beef. Interestingly, the oil is often a little-known ingredient in men's colognes. A must-have herb for the kitchen, Oregano is readily established from herb seeds for the kitchen garden.

Once you’ve had pizza and pasta with fresh oregano, you’ll never want to settle for the dried stuff again. A hardy grower, oregano’s pretty silvery foliage makes an impeccable container plant, ground cover, or garden border.

Season: Perennial
USDA Zones: 5 - 10
Height: 18 inches
Bloom Season: Midsummer
Bloom Color: Pink
Environment: Full sun

Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 6.6 - 7.8
8-12 hours of Sun
Sprouts in 7-14 Days
Ideal Temperature: 72-76 Degrees F
Seed Depth: Surface Sow
Plant Spacing: 10"
Frost Hardy: Yes
Origanum vulgare (Vulgare)
Origanum Heracleoticum (Greek)
Origanum syriaca (Wild Za'Atar)

Planting Directions
Temperature: 60 - 70F
Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Press seed onto surface of soil, cover lightly with peat moss
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per 2 inches, approximately 1/2 oz covers 2000 square feet
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 - 24 inches apart; thin seedlings 8 - 12 inches

Growing Tips: Start seeds indoors, Surface Sow, and gently press seeds into the soil. Light required for germination. Prefers hot, dry site, somewhat alkaline soil. For drying, harvest when flowers just begin to bloom.

The Oregano herb is a bushy perennial with attractive, deep purple-brown stems and 1 1/2 inch broadly ovate leaves that often have a red flush. Branched clusters of purple-pink flowers appear all summer. Grows to 18 inches tall and wide. Trim Oregano herb plants back before flowering (6 weeks or so after sowing Oregano seeds) to stimulate a dense growth habit. Allow some of the flowers to produce and drop their seed, and the Oregano patch will stay fresh and vigorous. Remove Oregano plants that are 3 - 4 years of age to keep the harvest quality high. To harvest, clip fresh leaves as needed throughout the growing season. For drying, cut stems with flower heads just before full flowering for the best flavor. Dry on wire racks in a cool, airy place. Pick off leaves and store in an airtight jar.

How To Grow Oregano From Herb Seeds: To get a jump start, sow Oregano seeds indoors 6 weeks prior to the end of frost season. For areas with a longer growing season, sow Oregano herb seeds in well-drained to dry, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun after the danger of the last frost is over. Performs best in rows 18 - 24 inches apart. Thin Oregano seedlings 8 - 12 inches apart when they are 2 inches tall.