How many of my garden friends grow oregano? I love this herb; it adds a wonderful quality to almost any dish.
When the kids were little they use to ask me, “what’s that green stuff in the sauce?” I would smile and say, “Oregano, it’s like a yummy vitamin.” My kids never liked taking vitamins so early on herbs became a daily supplement.
After spending a nice afternoon cleaning up the garden I decided it was time to change how I grow this wonderful herb. Oregano has a bizarre root system, it’s tough and compact, and it stays close to the surface growing out instead of deep.
Meaning it’s perfect for sharing with friends when the plant growth spikes. You can easily separate by digging out what you want.
I decided it was time to grow this plant off the ground so I moved it into a standing container. Let me explain why.
As much as I love growing oregano on the ground, I don’t like how it can take over my herb bed in a matter of weeks during the summer. It makes it difficult to harvest because the stems are closer to the ground instead of growing up and long.
I decided to move the plant into this can. After adding fertilizer I went ahead and did a winter transplant. Remember we have warm weather that rushes through between cold fronts so I’m safe to transplant this time of year.
I’m happy to report the transplant was a success. Now my plant can grow up producing nice long stems. I’m excited! How do you grow Oregano?
Oregano Nutrition Tips
Oregano is an important culinary and medicinal herb that has been used in medicine and cooking for thousands of years.
It’s good for respiratory disorders, monthly cramps ladies, and urinary tract disorders. It can also be used for skin conditions such as acne and dandruff.
Here’s my favorite, it’s full of Vitamin K which is good for your bones. Do a little research on the herb and think about adding it to your garden space this spring; you’ll be happy you did.