Italian Oregano Herb Seed
Oregano originates in the Mediterranean. It is closely related to the herb marjoram; in fact oregano is actually wild marjoram (oregano has a more intense flavor).
Oregano is a half hardy annual; this means it will only last for one season and it is unlikely that it will survive through the winter months.
Oregano prefers a well-drained site in full sun. Oregano does not require many nutrients and will thrive on a sandy or chalky soil. It grows well in containers and is extremely useful in the kitchen.
How to Grow Oregano
Oregano grows best in full sun in a well-drained soil of average to low fertility. Prepare the bed by digging it over thoroughly and incorporating organic matter, compost, well-rotted animal manure or homemade compost. This will help break up any heavy soils and improve drainage. Sow seeds from late April, 1/4-1/2″ deep and approximately 8″ apart in a well-prepared seedbed. After about 2-3 weeks, thin seedlings to 16″ apart to give the plants room to grow to their full size.