Oregano, “True Greek” Seeds
Greek oregano is the superior, true culinary type of oregano prized by Italian and Greek chefs. It is highly aromatic and flavorful, superbly complementing fresh tomatoes or tomato sauces, omelets, marinated vegetables, meat, fish, and poultry. A good container variety.
100 mg packet contains ~960 seeds.
When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date, when temperatures are warm and settled, and as late as 2 months before your first fall frost date.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 70°–78°F.
Days to Emerge: 7–14 days
Seed Depth: Press into surface
Seed Spacing: A tiny pinch of seeds every 12"
Row Spacing: 18"
Thinning: When 2"–3" tall, thin to 1 every 12"
Harvesting: Cut stems when needed after the plant is at least 6" tall. Some oregano aficionados claim the best flavor comes just before the plant flowers. Pruning the stems also encourages fullness and fresh, new growth on the plant.