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DELIVERY INFO: We currently expect to deliver new orders for plants & veg patches within 3 weeks. Please see FAQs for further info.
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Delicious in smell and taste, a delightful addition to the garden.
With its lovely bright green leaves and aroma, oregano is a very attractive plant for the garden.
ORDER NOW FOR DELIVERY IN SPRING 2020
Number of plants: 3
Variety: Greek (organic)
Can be grown in: Planting in a pot that you can put outside in the summer and inside in the winter works wonders! Find out more in our growing guide below.
In the kitchen: With a warm aroma, oregano goes particularly well with tomatoes, aubergine and lamb and is generally added just at the end of cooking, so that it retains its pungency. It it a popular addition to many Italian and Greek dishes.
Can be delivered from: Late April to July. These plants will arrive in biodegradable pots.
Choose a nice sunny spot with well-drained soil – this herb is used to Mediterranean climates!
Can be grown in....
Planting in a pot that you can put outside in the summer and inside in the winter works wonders!
How far apart?
When your herb plants arrive....
Your baby plants will arrive carefully packed in straw. They may look a little tired from their travels. This is quite normal but, as soon as possible, carefully unpack them all.
Then, stand them upright. The roots may be dry, so give them all a good drink of water by submerging the roots for a few minutes in a container of clean water. Now they are ready to plant.
This herb plant is a perennial
This means that it will come back year after year.
Looking after your plants....
If you cut back oregano at the end of the year, and keep it in a nice sheltered, sunny spot it will do well.
Be careful not to over water – oregano is used to dry conditions.
Pinch off flowers
Pick off flower heads as they appear to keep the leaves tasting good (they tend to get a bit more bitter once the plant has flowered)
They're ready to harvest when....
Pick leaves off as and when you need them.
Annual – a plant that completes its entire lifecycle in one year
Perennial – a plant that “dies” down at the end of the season, but comes back to life again year after year
Biennial – a plant that takes 2 years to complete its lifecycle before dying
Oregano is a classic Mediterranean herb that works really well with dishes from its homeland.
Sprinkled over pizza
When we deliver
We deliver these plants from late April through to July, although it’s a little dependent on the weather.
You can order from…
These plants are available to be ordered now and we’ll despatch them as soon as they are big enough to both handle the journey to your garden and handle life outside the poly tunnel.
Do I need to sign for them?
All our plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.
We will keep you posted
You will receive an email approximately a week before your order is dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.