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Greek Oregano Seeds

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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.

LATIN NAME 
Origanum vulgare

NAME 
Oregano

VARIETY 
Greek

QUANTITY 
1000 seeds

PLANT SIZE 
Height 40 cm 
Width 20 cm

CONTAINER SIZE 
Height 20 cm 
Width 20 cm

COMPANION PLANT 
Tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, basils, lavender, thyme.

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.

SUPPORTING 
Pollinators
Attracts bees, butterflies. 
Pests
Attracts flower flies, which are a natural predator for aphids

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