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Herbs and Sprouting Seeds

Learn more about herbs and sprouting seeds with our thorough plant guide that shows you when to sow and harvest, plus the best conditions for these plants.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Oregano Easily Grown in Home Garden
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Oregano (<em>Origanum vulgare</em>)

A pungent Mediterranean herb often used in Italian cuisine and reliably perennial in freely draining soil. Its rounded, yellow-green leaves and low-growing habit make it an attractive garden plant, useful for edging paths.
Sow: Early to late spring
Harvest: Year round
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun

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