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Greek Oregano - Pizza Oregano [Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum]

Greek Oregano - Pizza Oregano [Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum]

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Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the floor with hay or straw, evaporation can be reduced by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal humid microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of plants, but also enormously reduces water consumption. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and harvest quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times, even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The desiccation of the soil leads to a huge decline in micro-and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in a barren soil over time. Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed with full-scale irrigation remains longer than if watering is only carried out selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured surfaces, in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to achieve it again and again.

Shipping and pick-up information

We offer CTT shipping for Saagut Europe and USA far! With us you will always receive a tracking number to track your package. Shipping costs differ depending on the shipping region. Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

After you have completed your order with payment, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with your tracking number.

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Greek oregano is a perennial spice and medicinal plant and grows wild primarily in Greece, but also in Cyprus, North Macedonia and Turkey. The heat-loving, winter-hardy and drought-tolerant plant provides versatile support in relieving inflammation in the body and has a digestive and antibacterial effect. The rich essential oil, with its particularly intense aroma, has a very positive effect on the psyche. Due to its shallow root system, oregano is also suitable for green roofs. This type is the well-known typical seasoning for pizza and sauces and retains its aroma even when heated. The white flowers attract many insects.

General information

Plant family: Lamiaceae
Life cycle: Perennial
Days to harvest: 120 days
Plant height approx.: 40 cm
Root type: Shallow rooter
Nutrient requirements: Weak eater
Water requirements: Low
Winter hardiness: Up to -28 °C
Location: Sunny
Soil: Permeable, dry, loamy, sandy, humus

pH value: 7 to 8

Sowing and planting information
Germ type: Light germinator
Sowing depth: 0 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 20-25 °C
Germination time: 14-28 days
Plant and row spacing: 30x30 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Onion, Carrot, Tomato, Leek, All pumpkin plants
Unfavorable mixed culture: -

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly from April to September or pre-cultivate in small pots from January to September.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly from May to June or pre-cultivate in small pots from February to June.

Oregano needs at least 20°C to germinate. Sow directly in rows. When pre-cultivating, sow the seeds in small pots and let the seedlings grow until the first visible oregano leaves. Then plant the pregrown plants from the pots directly into the open field. The seedlings are planted in the bed from the 2nd pair of leaves after the cotyledons.
Oregano prefers a sunny location with a permeable, rather dry, humus-rich and sandy loam soil. Prepare the soil with seasoned animal manure. Avoid waterlogging.

Additional tips
In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and permeable soil, we recommend additional incorporation of biochar and primary rock powder.

Type of propagation
Spread occurs via seeds or root division.

Plant care
Regular watering causes faster growth. Beds prepared with animal manure and planting in mixed culture replace additional fertilizer.

Germination ability of seeds: 2-3 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum
English names: Greek Oregano
German names: Griechischer Oregano
Portuguese names: Orégano Grego
Spanish names: Orégano griego
French names: Origan grec

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals
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