Greek Oregano (Origanum vulgare var. hirtum) is a subspecies of common oregano, with a much stronger flavour and fragrance. Graced with beautiful white flowers, Greek Oregano is said to have been invented by the Grecian goddess of love, Aphrodite herself! This myth led to the Greek tradition of crowning newly married couples with wreaths of the herb. The term ‘oregano’ can be translated loosely from Greek as ‘joy of the mountains’, a fitting name for a plant found in the naturally rocky habitat of its homeland. Over the centuries, culinary and medicinal uses of oregano spread from Europe to China via the ‘spice road’, before reaching the New World thanks to the American soldiers who discovered it during the Italian Campaign.
Packet contains 1000 seeds.
HOW TO GROW
SOWING Indoor Feb-Mar Outdoor Apr-June
TIMING Germination 7-15 days Harvesting 40-60 days
SPACING When sowing 1-2 cm; Depth 0,5 cm When thinning 3-5 cm
GROWING Sunligth Full sun. Soil Well-drained, light and poor soil. Watering Regular watering, not overdone. Feeding Addition of fertilizer is not necessary.
CARING Expert tip Oregano is a perennial herb, which means that it comes back year after year without much work. Cut the branches down to the ground at the end of the season and cover it in order to give it an early start in spring.
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