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Monday, January 6, 2014

How to Seed Start Oregano Indoors: Over Seeding Method!

How to Seed Start Oregano Indoors: Over Seeding Method! 

Oregano is a great herb that grows slowly when started by seed. You should start oregano indoors 10-12 weeks before it would go out into your garden. You want to put transplants into the garden that will mature and be used that season!

Oregano germinates pretty quickly in 7-14 days but it grows slowly. Once it gets up to size and the outdoor temperatures warm... it takes off. Oregano seeds are quite fine. I don't plant nor do I recommend planting just 1 seed per starting cell. The over seeding method I use, and that has been successful for years, is putting 20-30 seeds per cell. You will be planting a clump of oregano versus a single plant.

You can't over seed all varieties of plants. Oregano is a very hardy perennial plant. Once the seed cells have good sized plants in them... you can actually tear the root-ball down the middle and get 2 oregano transplants from one cell. The strongest plants will survive when put in the ground and you will have a great herb in your garden for years to come.

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