With its robust, earthy and aromatic flavour, oregano is a grab-and-go herb that pairs well with chicken, scrambled eggs, baked eggplant, burgers and even fish. Your cooking will never be the same and nor will your garden! Grow it in a warm spot outside or keep it in a pot on a sunny balcony.


How to grow oregano in a garden

  1. Choose a sunny spot in the garden that is protected from the hot afternoon sun. Prepare the planting area well by digging in Yates Thrive Natural Blood & Bone with Seaweed
  2. Sow seeds direct into the prepared bed and cover with fine soil or Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix. Water in well.  
  3. Once seedlings emerge, thin to 50cm apart and feed weekly with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate. Mulch around base of plants with organic mulch like pea or lucerne straw to retain moisture.
  4. Harvest leaves and stems as desired, removing flower heads to help extend the harvest window. 
     
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How to grow oregano in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 300mm wide and deep. Position in a warm, sunny spot that’s protected from the hot afternoon sun. Fill with quality potting mix such as Yates Premium Potting Mix
  2. Fill starter trays with Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix. Sprinkle seeds over mix, lightly cover and gently water. Keep the soil moist throughout germination. 
  3. Once seedlings reach 10cm tall fill chosen pots with quality potting mix, such as Yates Premium Potting Mix. Transplant seedling into the pot and water in well with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate
  4. Feed weekly with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate and water regularly to keep the soil moist. 
  5. Harvest leaves and stems as desired, removing flower heads to help extend the harvest window.

 


Yates varieties

Oregano

Oregano has a sweet aromatic flavour.


More Plants

Tarragon

Tarragon is an essential herb to French cooking. It is very drought, cold tolerant & can be grown in pots or large tubs & can be harvested all year around.

Bay Tree

Bay Trees are versatile plants and easy to maintain. The aromatic leaves can be used for Italian dishes, stews and soups – yummy!

Thyme

Thyme makes an attractive ground cover & is perfect for flavouring stock, stuffing & sauces. Once it’s established, it won’t need much attention at all.

Rosemary

Rosemary is an attractive herb with needle-like leaves with lavender blue small flowers that are attractive to bees. Perfect to combine with lamb dishes.


Recommended products

Yates Premium Potting Mix

A premium potting mix, ideal for all potted plants and shrubs, including ornamentals, fruit trees, vegies and herbs.

Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix

Specially formulated for trouble-free seed raising in trays (or outdoor seed sowing direclty into the ground) and propagation of cuttings.