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How to Grow Oregano from seed

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Grow Oregano from seed

One of the herbs most used as a condiment in the kitchen is oregano, a plant of Mediterranean origin. You can find dried leaved, ready to use in any establishment, but it is always much tastier if we have grown it ourselves. Oregano is a very hardy plant, so it's not complicated to take care of in order for it to grow strong and healthy. In this OneHowTo article we explain in detail how to grow oregano from seed so that you too can enjoy it at home.

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Steps to follow:


First, note that oregano is a very hardy plant, so it will adapt easily to any terrain and can also be planted in pots or planters with moderately fertile soil.

How to Grow Oregano from seed - Step 1

When planting oregano, you can choose to do so from seed or opt for seedlings or plant that you have bought from nurseries and garden centres. Once the oregano has grown, you can reproduce it from the plant.

However, in this OneHowto article we are going to show you how to grow it from the seed.


You have to plant the oregano or place the pot in a sunny location, which receives sunlight, but it can also grow in a place with semi-shade. Planting can be done during autumn or spring.


Regarding climate and temperatures, you do not have to worry, as it is a very resistant shrub. It withstands high temperatures, as well as frost and cold environments.


One of the most important things that an oregano plant requires is well drained soil or, if potted, a good drainage system. Irrigation is essential so that water does not become stagnant, because then the roots will rot and spoil the plant.


Overfertailised ground is not recommended for the oregano, but rather a poor and stony soil is recommended. If growing in a pot, it is best to combine sand, compost and garden soil in equal parts.


As already pointed out, irrigation should be moderate and taking care that the water does not remain flooded. During the summer and drier times, you will have to increase irrigation but never too much.

How to Grow Oregano from seed - Step 7

As for the harvesting oregano to use it in the kitchen or as a medicinal plant, to use its fresh stalks they should be cut at a considerable distance from the soil, once they are big enough.The plant height should get to about 35 centimeters (13 in).

If you want to dry it, the leaves should be collected before flowering and left in a ventilated place.

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  • Do not over-water the oregano.
  • If you are planning on planting more than one seed, you should space them at a distance of 20 cm (12 in) minimum.
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