Find out how to grow Oregano in your garden. Learn about the best soil conditions and where to plant. The guide also provides tips on harvesting and troubleshooting problems that may arise during growth.
What soil is good for Oregano?
Well draining soil with plenty of compost mixed in.
How much sun does Oregano need?
Full sun to afternoon shade.
Is Oregano frost tolerant?
In areas with frost, plants will die back, go dormant and reappear in spring.
How much space does Oregano need?
Roughly 30cm apart
When should I plant Oregano?
Best planted in spring, once the danger of frost has passed. However, Oregano can be planted at any time of year as long as it's protected from frost.
If transplanting seedlings, plant out in the early morning or evening and/or on an overcast day. Avoid planting at peak sun times or on windy days, this will allow your plants to settle in comfortably and protect them from windburn and sunburn.
What do I feed Oregano?
Oregano is not a heavy feeder, use a light application of organic fertiliser throughout the year.
When can I harvest Oregano?
Harvest regularly by snipping or pinching off the top of leaves, can be used fresh or dried.
What pests does Oregano get?
Aphids, Spider Mites, White Fly, Thrips, Slug, Snail, Leaf Miner
What diseases does Oregano get?
Botrytis Rot, Rhizoctonia Root Rot, Rust
Is there anything else I need to know about Oregano?
Harvest frequently to prevent long woody growth. Regular harvesting also delays flowering, allowing for a longer harvest throughout the season. Plant in a well contained area as Oregano can become invasive.