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Oregano

Common Name: Oregano

Botanical Name: Origanum vulgare

When to Sow: Autumn and early Spring

Planting Position: Full sun to partial afternoon shade and light well-drained soil

Days to Germinate: 16 - 20 days

Ready to Harvest: 8 - 10 weeks

Lifespan: Perennial - Lasts more than two years

Fertilise: Little fertiliser is required, feed once every 3 months with a liquid fertiliser

Did you know?

 

Oregano plants have 4 times the antioxidants of blueberries who would have thought their tiny leaves had so much in them! And did you know the fresh flowers of oregano are also edible.

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Oregano is one of the best of all plants for attracting bees, butterflies and other pollinators to your garden.

About Oregano: Oregano is best known as "pizza herb".  It is a signature flavour for Italian food, in fact its zesty taste goes well in any tomato dish.

Tips for growing: When harvesting, cutting stems all the way back to the ground will encourage more growth from the base and a fuller plant.

Companion Plants - plant Oregano with: almost any plant. Oregano keeps away a tomato's enemies such as aphids. Aphids actually love oregano, but oregano also attract flower flies which then dine upon the small bugs. Oregano's thick foliage also provides humidity that cucumbers love.

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