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Growing Oregano, also Pot Marjoram

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
    S P P              

(Best months for growing Oregano in USA - Zone 5a regions)

S = Plant undercover in seed trays P = Sow seed

  • Sow in garden, or start in seed trays. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 64°F and 77°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 6 inches apart
  • Harvest in 6-8 weeks. When flowers appear.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Broccoli

Your comments and tips

18 Aug 09, Olivia Brown (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
thanks, twas really heplful
03 Sep 12, George (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I had a similar problem when I bought home a seedling labeled as 'Golden Marjoram' but which looked very much like Italian Oregano. Best as I can work out Marjoram tends to have smaller lighter colored leaves, and most importantly it has a perfumy/soap aroma. Oregano tends to smell woody and much more subtle.
14 Mar 11, jen (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
plant in full sun??
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Tracey, my husband makes this yummy dish often and always uses Oregano - better flavour, more versatile and can be used in several other recipes we make, like bolognaise sause, with oven baked Mullet, chicken bone broth. We have grown oregano both in the ground and pot, morning sun and not too wet or it will die! I recently bought some in a pot and repotted it to a larger pot within 3-4 weeks... grows very quickly! We've had a very mild winter (warm days) but very cold nights.

- Anne-Marie

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