SEED TYPE: GREEK OREGENO
Oregano is a flowering plant in the mint family. It is native to temperate Western and Southwestern Eurasia and the Mediterranean region. Oregano is a perennial herb, growing from 20–80 cm tall, with opposite leaves 1–4 cm long. The flowers are purple, 3–4 mm long, produced in erect spikes.
However, if you want to plant “true” oregano, Greek oregano is the one to plant. Oregano is a loose, open plant growing from six inches to two feet tall with gray-green leaves and small purple or white flowers. Common marjoram, often sold as wild oregano, is a hardy rampant growing perennial.
Is Greek oregano edible?
And, if you are curious about Greek oregano uses, it is savored for its strong aroma and spicy intense flavor and is prominently used in Greek, Italian, or Spanish cuisine in homemade pizzas, tomato sauces, soups, and more.
As with most herbs, oregano leaves taste best before the plant flowers. The flowers should be pinched to keep the plants bushy and prevent it from bolting to seed. ... Cutting stems all the way back to the ground will encourage more stems from the base and a fuller plant. How do you harvest oregano so it keeps growing?
Use scissors or garden shears to remove stems from the plant. Cut back to just above a growth node or set of leaves. This will allow the plant to branch from the cut area and produce more flavorful leaves. Rinse the stems lightly if there is dust or mulch on them.
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Life Cycle: Is Greek oregano a perennial?
Although oregano thrives in a warm climate, it is a hardy perennial that returns year after year, without much work. oregano plants can survive 10+ years and can withstand many a snowstorm and still continue to produce healthy, vibrantly colored leaves.
Sun Exposure: Does oregano like full sun?
Oregano loves the sun, so ensure that your placement has full, strong sun for strong flavor. Some folks plant later in the season for assured warm weather. However, for a head start, plant the seeds/cuttings 6 to 10 weeks before the last spring frost.
Soil Moisture: can thrive in dry soil and hot temperatures once established.
Height: 20–80 cm tall
Bloom Colors: Purple Or White
How To Sew: Sowing Directly in the Garden:
Remove weeds and work organic matter into the top 6-8 inches of soil; then level and smooth. Sow seeds evenly and barely cover with fine soil. Firm the soil lightly and keep evenly moist. Seedlings will emerge in 10-21 days.
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