Welcome to the complete guide to growing Oregano in Perth. In this post, we will look at all the steps needed to grow Oregano in your garden.
Growing herbs at home is so very easy, and is also super satisfying to do. Before we have even harvested these herbs for all their health benefits, we get the therapeutic effects of being involved in their growth.
Best time to grow Oregano in Perth
The best time to grow this fantastic herb in Perth, is between Aug-Dec, Mar-Apr.
If you are considering growing it elsewhere, you better check local weather and seasonal conditions.
Will Oregano grow in a pot?
Yes, it will grow fine in a good pot with quality soil.
How much sun is best?
Oregano thrives when it is positioned in a spot that gets Full sun.
If you find that the leaves start to brown, try moving it in shade, or via versa. Each area can have its own peculiar conditions.
Best soil to grow Oregano
If you are growing Oregano in Perth, you’ll find that it prefers a well drained, fertile, most soil and will be very happy with it.
You can find potting mix that will do that just fine, or add some to your garden bed before planting.
How often should I water?
Oregano needs Regular watering. There are self watering pots available if you plan to grow it in a pot, or you can just get in a regular habit of checking the soil each day or two.
When can I harvest Oregano?
You can harvest Oregano at its prime, which is around 2-3months.
What to propagate
You can plant Oregano from Seeds, Cuttings, and place each plant around 60 centimetres apart.
Frequency in growing Oregano
Oregano is a Tender Perennial herb.
Did you know?
Here are two interesting herb facts that you may not be aware of.
Fact 1: The actual word “herb” is derived from “Herbs”, a Latin word which means blades, grass or green stalks.
Fact 2: Herbs are used in cooking, as medicines and for spiritual purposes.
These make growing Oregano in your own Perth yard even more special, in my opinion.
Enjoy growing Oregano in Perth
I hope you enjoy growing Oregano in your garden.
It really is a wonderful herb to grow here in Western Australia, and you will also enjoy that it saves you money from buying dried versions or fresh (expensive) cuttings from the shops.
I trust you enjoyed this guide, and are now motivated to grow your own.