Growing Oregano, also Pot Marjoram

Oreganum spp : Lamiaceae / the mint family

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

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

  • S = Plant undercover in seed trays
  • T = Plant out (transplant) seedlings
  • 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

02 Jan 12, (Australia - temperate climate)
How can you tell the difference between Marjorum and Oregano? I have a ground cover type plant that produces purple flowers and I have lost the tag to what it is.
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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