Growing Oregano

Having fresh herbs can be so wonderful, why not grow your own? Buying herb plants from the nursery in the spring can be great, as well as growing from seeds. Here are some basic things to keep in mind regarding growing your own oregano from seed.
1. You can always start oregano seeds early, indoors about 6 weeks before your last frost for your area. Just make sure the seeds are in a sunny location.
2. You can sow the seeds directly outside after all danger of frost has passed. Plant only 1/8 inch deep.
3. Oregano grows well if planted in rows about 18 inches apart.
4. Thin or transplant the seedlings when they are 2 inches tall. Plant them about 12 inches apart to have room to grow well.
5. As flowers appear, pinch or cut them off to encourage more leaf growth. Most are growing for the leaves, and this is a great way to maximize this.
6. Oregano can thrive as a potted plant as well. Just keep an eye on your potted plants in the heat of the summer.
7. The plant will grow anywhere from about 14 to 22 inches tall.
8. Seeds take about 8-14 days to germinate.