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Why is my Oregano taking so long to grow

Your oregano might just be a slow starter, so give it time. Seedlings are commonly affected by a soil-borne fungal infection called “damping off”. The symptoms include seedlings which failing to sprout, or withering away at soil level and collapsing from the base. Unfortunately affected seedlings can’t be saved, so dispose of any unhealthy seedlings and soil. Damping off occurs when seedlings are overcrowded and/or over-watered so make sure you keep your seedlings in a warm, airy place and don’t over-water them (keep the soil moist, but not soaking wet). Once they've sprouted, pick out some seedlings (this is called thinning) if they’re packed in too tightly.