Sow and grow indoors for all year round crops. Sow 0.5cm (¼") deep, in small pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C (60-68°F) is ideal. Seedlings usually appear in 14-21 days. Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. For earlier outdoor crops, sow indoors March-May. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out into warm, well-drained soil, 20cm (8") apart, during May-June. Alternatively, plants can be grown on a light windowsill. Or sow outdoors April-May for ease, where they are to crop, 0.5cm (¼") deep, directly into finely-prepared, warm, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Thin seedlings to 20cm (8") apart. Harvest: Pick the fresh leaves and tender shoots as required (outdoor plants from June). Oregano can also be dried and stores well.
#13478-OREGANO (Greek) Oreganum vulgare