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Oregano is related to marjoram, but is the hardier of the two, and is grown as a perennial. In the kitchen, oregano is used in tomato based sauces. It has a strong flavour and complements well other strongly flavoured foods.

Seeds are planted in the spring, and by late summer the plants should be large enough to pick the first leaves. In the second year, oregano should be availing for picking from spring to autumn. Oregano grows well in pots, beds, and borders.


Class: Perennial
Size: Regular
Hybrid: No
Planting: March-May
Harvesting: August-October

Planning what to grow? See the allotment planner and record keeper.