Days to Germinate 7-21
Germination Temperature 20-25 °C
Sowing Depth Surface
Sowing Method Direct sow, transplant recommended
Sowing Media Well-drained; will lose potency if soil is overfed
Sun Prefers full sun, but can tolerate part shade
Notes Do not cover, requires light for germination. Oregano has very fine seeds, which may wash away when sown in the ground. So water in a fine mist or spray instead of pouring heavily. The seedlings are prone to “damping off ” so do not over-water. The sun brings the aromatic oils up to the leaf surface and gives the plant its flavour and aroma. Attracts bees and butterflies, so they are good companion plants, encouraging fertilisation of vegetable crops. Suited for container growing.