A herb that smells so good...
Oregano is a tasty herb, that you probably know of. Like all herbs, it's great to grow in a pot, in the house in the winter, and with your garden in the summer. Oregano is unique because, along with majoram, thyme, lavender, and catnip, it lasts for more than a year. If you take care of it carefully, making sure not to use too many leaves at a time, your oregano might last more than 3 years! Alternatively, you could grow the oregano, and pull all the leaves off.
What am I going to use it for?
Oregano is most recognizable as a spice on pizza. It's also in a lot of tomato sauces. It's great to put in any dish that's gooey or soup. Oregano also tastes good on some salad/pasta dressings, if you make your own dressings.
- Sprinkle the seeds in soil or seed starter, preferrably moist. Where to plant
- Keep the soil moist, as herbs generally like moist soil. Be careful with the sprouts, as they're delicate. If you choose to transplant, make sure not to rip the roots.
- Make sure you don't pick too many leaves, and don't pick to early. You don't want your plant to die.
- Pick off flowers. This will encourage the plant to grow. It's similar to basil.