How to grow Oregano from Seeds

adattAugust 23, 2013

I have sown oregano seeds around ten days back in pot. But no sign of germination as of now.

What can be wrong

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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

I have never done that. (growing oregano from seeds). The reason being that I just need ONE oregano plant. If I needed to grow, say 30 of them then I would have done it.

If you know someone who has an oregano plant you can get a few cuttings and root them.

Germinating tiny seeds is a bit difficult. (1) you cannot plant them too deep. When you plant them shallow, they dry up fast. So you have to start them in a dome and have a mister handy.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 3:15AM
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balloonflower(5b Denver CO, HZ 5-6, Sunset 2b)

What's the germination period on your seeds? Oregano has a bit of a longer germination time than say basil, which sprouts right away.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 11:24AM
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Tatreanna(6a)

You'll need to give them at least 10 - 17 days to germinate. As with most woody herbs, be patient with germination.

Once it has germinated, oregano likes very, very well-drained soil. It's probably just in my head, but the oregano I water least tastes the best.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 9:26PM
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Tatreanna(6a)

Oops! Double post.

This post was edited by Tatreanna on Sun, Aug 25, 13 at 11:15

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 9:57PM
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