Most seed companies mislabel marojam as Greek oregano. Greek oregano, also known as wild oregano, and it has many medicinal qualities that helps fight off colds and viruses. This is a subspecies of the widespread wild oregano, and is found only in Greece, Turkey, and the islands of the Aegean Sea. The flavor is strong, and hotly aromatic. This is the strongest flavored ‘oregano’. It is the same species used for extraction of essential oils for ‘oil of oregano’. The flavour is so intense it will numb your tongue, but it tastes great especially when added to salads. Greek oregano is good to add to any recipe where you would add common oregano if you want a stronger oregano flavour. Once established in your garden, Greek oregano will grow and spread very quickly.
How to grow oregano
Greek oregano is a perennial herb and it is hardy in zones 5-11+. It grows best in full sun. Prefers moist, well draining soil with a pH of 6.8. Greek oregano is drought resistant but try to keep it watered at least once a week. For best germination results, grow indoors in sterilized soil with a black earth/peat moss mixture. Be sure to surface sow the seeds as the seeds need light to germinate. If sowing the seed outdoors apply a thin layer of soil or peat moss to keep the seed from washing or blowing away. Keep the soil moist but never soggy. Transplant outside after risk of frost has passed.
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