Oregano is a popular Mediterranean herb that has become a garden staple around the world, known for not only its potent flavor but also its various medicinal uses. Not only is oregano full of essential vitamins and minerals but can be used to make a potent oil tincture that helps to ward off respiratory infections and other viral illnesses.
In recipes, use fresh oregano sparingly as the taste is potent, and a little bit goes a long way. Planting oregano in your garden can also help to deter pests like mosquitos and moths, as well as larger rodents that can damage your harvest.
Growing oregano in GardenSoxx® | Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Nutritional Information For Oregano
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How to Grow Oregano in Your GardenSoxx®
Oregano seeds need light to germinate, and so should be placed on the surface of soil or just lightly pressed into the soil so they do not wash away with watering. Seeds can be started indoors to give them time to establish before transplanting outside once the spring weather has sufficiently warmed. Place plants about 8 inches apart as they will spread as they grow.
Oregano Seed to Harvest Time: 8 - 10 Weeks
How to Harvest Oregano
Pinch stems toward the bottom, leaving 2-3 sets of leaves above the soil surface. This will allow the plants to grow bushier and continue to produce a harvest throughout the season.