Matures in 180 days
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Oregano grows well in a pot.
Sow your oregano seeds just below the soil surface about 8 weeks before the last spring frost. Provide at least six hours of sunlight and keep the soil moist until the seedlings appear. Transplant them to the garden when all risk of frost is gone, spacing each plant about 12 inches apart. Oregano likes dry soil and full sun exposure. It does not need any fertilizer.
To preserve its tender leaves and optimal taste, trim the tops regularly to prevent flowering. Leaves can be harvested when the plant is approximately 6 inches tall. You can also harvest branches by cutting them 1 inch above the ground; they will regrow.
Fresh leaves can be stored in the refrigerator for about five days, but they can also be frozen or dried. Unlike most herbs, dried oregano leaves tend to have a much stronger flavor than fresh leaves.