Approximately 8500 seeds per gram. Lot# OR11000 Origanum vulgare An annual herb that is grown almost exclusively for culinary use. It grows on average to 35 cm, (14") tall. A sprawling plant which features pungently aromatic, flavorful, oval, dark green leaves which are commonly used in cooking as a seasoning. Best leaf flavor usually occurs just prior to flowering, but the quality of flavor can vary considerably from plant to plant. Tiny, white to rosy pink flowers appear in loose spikes throughout the summer..
Start indoors in plug trays or small pots from February to April. Starting indoors is more reliable than direct sowing. Try to evenly distribute the tiny seeds on the surface of the soil. Do not bury them. Aim for 25 cm (10") between plants.
Soil Conditions: Well worked loose soil. Sow the seeds on the surface of dampened, sterilized seed starting mix under bright light with bottom heat. Keep watering to a minimum. Herbs grow best in well-drained fertile soils, so a garden bed that is well prepared with plenty of organic matter will increase your chances of success. Maintain a soil pH of 6.5. After seeding or transplanting, keep the soil moist and well weeded. When seedlings are large enough, harden them off and transplant to the garden or to containers spacing them at 23-38 cm (9-15″) apart.
Planting Depth: Surface seed and moisten seed. Lightly press into the planting medium.
Additional Information Open pollinated-untreated seeds. Oregano leaves can be harvested at any time of the year as long as the plants are established. Oregano is one of the few herbs that become more pungent when dried. For drying, cut bunches of oregano just before flowering and then hang in a dry, well ventilated location. Harvest oregano in the morning when the essential oils of the plant are at their peak.