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#90767 Jul 15th, 2007 at 02:45 PM
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I sowed oregano in my coldframe along with all my other herbs in spring. everything else has been growing at a decent pace. The oregano, which, after thinking the first sprouts wouldn't make it, I in fact sowed twice in different batches. I have a few teeny oregano seedlings from both batches which are both planted in teh garden now, but they have barely grown since sprouting two months ago yet do not appear unhealthy. Does anyone know whether oregano is usually this desparately slow growing...I'm at a loss. They are very teeny little things.

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Not sure why... my oregano is actually growing at a faster pace than usual.. it's already starting to flower a tthe top! shock


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Even though I've sowed literally millions of seeds in the past 20 years or so, its still a miracle to me when my seed trays 'break green' with the coming of the dawn. I realize this is a late reply to your posting, but in hopes you might come across this, here goes...
Oregano seeds can be a bit iffy cometimes, not in getting them up, but in keeping your seedling from damping off. Because oregano can be 'so slow to grow'from seed, the conditions for healthy growth almost have to be perfect. You are to be congratulated with much back patting on your part.
Generally speaking, perennial herbs, are almost always slower to take off and establish than annual herbs. Especially the Mediterian ones like sage, rosemary, thyme and oregano. While basil plants can reach 4' by the end of summer, you would do well to get 4" with oregano.

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For me when it comes to thyme, oregano or rosemary I always get starter plants. I've never gotten any of them to grow from seed. I add my congratulations to thorns.


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