Top down view of oregano plants growing in a herb garden.


Are you longing for the sweet aroma of oregano in your home garden? If so, you’re in luck! Planting and growing oregano is an easy process that won’t take much effort. Not only does this herb add incredible flavor to cuisine, it also offers a number of health benefits as well. In the guides down below, we walk you through everything you need to know about how to choose the best oregano varieties for your herb garden, how to start them from seed, how plant and care for your plants, and more!

How to Plant and Grow Oregano

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With its characteristic aromatic, spicy, earthy flavor, oregano is used extensively in a variety of cuisines and is a staple in many American spice racks. But why not grow your own? Learn how to add this flavorful, easy-to-grow herb to your backyard garden, plus tips on harvesting and bonus recipe ideas. Read more now.

11 of the Best Culinary and Ornamental Oregano Varieties

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Which type of oregano should you grow? We have narrowed the choices, presenting 11 of the best oregano varieties for home gardeners. Each species or cultivar highlighted is fragrant and beautiful, but some enhance foods and others brighten the landscape. Find a new favorite for your herb garden now. Read more.

How to Grow Flavorful Greek Oregano

A close up horizontal image of Greek oregano (Origanum vulgare var. hirtum) growing in the garden pictured in bright sunshine on a soft focus background.

Greek oregano is one of the most popular culinary herbs to grow for a reason. A common seasoning in pizza and pasta sauce, this spicy and flavorful perennial is also amazingly hardy and very easy to grow in the home garden. Continue reading for more information on how to grow and use Greek oregano.