Single Packet of 500 Seeds
This seed packet measures 3.25″ wide by 4.50" tall and includes a clear & colorful illustration on the front. It also includes detailed seed sowing instructions on the reverse side as well. All seeds sold by Seed Needs are Non-GMO products and are intended for the current and the following growing season. All seeds are produced from open pollinated plants, stored in a temperature controlled facility and are constantly moved out due to popularity.
Grow a garden filled with Italian oregano, from freshly harvested Origanum vulgare seeds. Italian oregano is a very fragrant herb which displays it's red-flushed, green leaves through the summer months. The plants will display clusters of pink flowers, above it's many, 1 & 1/2 inch leaves. These beauties will attract not only your eye, but various butterflies, bumblebees, honeybees and hummingbirds as well. The plant stand to a mature height of only 12 to 18 inches tall.
Categorized as a perennial flowering herb, Italian oregano will establish a deep root system in its initial year of growth. The plants will use this root system to grow year after year, if the winter temperatures aren't too cold. The plants are often grown in small and medium-sized pots, and also directly in the garden as well. Because of their beautiful blooms, they can be sown in flower beds, or along borders such as fences, driveways and walkways too.
Italian oregano is one of the most important and popular herbs in Italian cuisine. The leaves are best used dry, and can be mixed with many bold flavors like onions, garlic, tomatoes, and beef. Many popular dishes in Italian cooking include Italian Oregano, such as spaghetti and lasagna. You might also be surprised to know that these herbs are not only used in cooking, but in many men's colognes as well.
Sowing The Seed
Oregano seeds can be sown indoors or directly outdoors. If started indoors, sow in peat pots, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost. Sow the seeds directly to the surface of the topsoil as they will require light to properly germinate. Direct sow or transplant outdoors when all danger of frost has passed.
Oregano will enjoy an area of full sunlight for the majority of the day. It does particularly well in mild temperatures of 60F to 75F. Oregano plants will grow best with soils that are neutral, as well as dry, just make sure that the area is well drained. To improve drainage, adding a light compost to areas of hard, compact soil is best. Water the seeds daily with a mist setting or a small spray bottle to avoid overwatering and/or disrupting the seed.
Germination & Growth
Your Oregano will begin to show life within as little as 7 to 14 days after sowing. The plants will grow to a mature height of about 12 to 18 inches tall and can take up the same amount of width. Space each plant roughly 12 to 18 inches apart from one another. Trim the plants back before flowering, roughly 6 weeks after the seeds are sown to promote a dense growth habit. Harvest by cutting the leaves as desired for your culinary uses.
We promise to never knowingly carry or sell GMO based seed products. All seeds sold through Seed Needs are Non-GMO products and the vast majority seeds are produced from open pollinated plants. (A very low number of our seed products are F1 hybrids) Our seed stock is stored in a temperature controlled facility and our products are constantly moved out due to popularity. Each and every packet is intended for the current and the following growing season and will not be marked with an expiration date.
If you are to store your seeds for successful growth in the following year, we recommend placing the packets in an airtight ziplock bag. Place your seeds in a cool, dark and dry area of the home, such as a basement where they are kept at room temperature or below.
It is our goal to make you a happy customer! If you experience any problems with your seeds such as germination issues, we will replace or refund any seed product within 180 days of your purchase date. Please contact us directly for a resolution to any problems that you are having with our products.
Question: When should I sow these seeds?
Answer: This is something you must research for your specific region. We offer a ton of helpful articles in our Blog that explain in depth how to successfully grow the seeds within our shop. All of our product pages have useful information on sowing as well.
Question: What is the size of this packet?
Answer: Our traditional packages are 3.25" wide, by 4.50" tall. Some of our larger packages of Corn, Beans and Peas will be 4" wide by 4.675" tall, and our Wildflower packages containing bulk seeds are usually 4.50" wide by 6.45" inches tall.
Question: Are your seeds heirloom?
Answer: In short yes, a vast majority of the plant varieties we carry are heirloom. Heirlooms are varieties that have been passed down for generations.
Question: Are your seeds GMO?
Answer: No, we promise to never knowingly carry or supply any GMO based seed products and steer clear of seed producers from major GMO companies, such as Monsanto.
Question: Are your seeds Organic?
Answer: No, at this time we do not sell organic seeds.
Question: How long will shipping take?
Answer: This can sometimes depend on the size of your order, however 95% of our orders will ship within 24 to 48 hours. All orders ship First Class by default and can take 2 - 5 business days to arrive. Orders placed on a Friday may not ship until the following Monday.
Question: What if my seeds don't grow?
Answer: If you experience any problems with our seed products, contact us within 180 days of your purchase date for a resolution.
Question: Do the packages have sowing instructions on them?
Answer: Yes, all of our seed packets have detailed sowing information on the reverse side as well as a QR code that leads to the original product page here on our website.
Question: Why is there no expiration date on your seed packages?
Answer: Our seeds are contained within a temperature controlled facility in airtight containers. When we ship our seed products to customers, we fill a small portion of packets that sell on a weekly basis. We do not print an expiration date on the packets since the large majority of seeds technically do not expire for long periods of time, IF they are stored in the proper conditions. If you plan to store or save your seeds for the following year, we suggest placing them in a ziplock bag, later storing them in a dark, cool and dry area of the home.
Question: Can I receive a catalog in the mail?
Answer: At this time, we are focused on remaining solely online. We do not send paper catalogs in an effort to save more trees, as well as keep our prices low.
Question: I did not receive an invoice for my order.
Answer: We do not send paper invoices with our orders since the invoice can be viewed online with your Seed Needs account. You will also receive an invoice / order confirmation through email.
Question: What is the difference between a hybrid variety and a GMO based seed product.
Answer: Hybrids are a NATURAL process of cross pollinating two species, thus producing a first generation hybrid (F1.) For example: Mixing a red, double blooming, single stem sunflower, with a yellow, multi branching sunflower might result in a orange-red, double blooming, multibranching plant.
GMO based seed products are a completely different and unatural process of gene splicing in a laboratory. The process entails the introduction of a separate biological kingdom, such as a bacteria, or a pesticide. This bacteria or pesticide is then eaten directly by the consumer when the crops reach maturity. (BAD NEWS)
Question: Can you ship these seeds overseas?
Answer: At this time we only ship within the United States and Canada.