How many of my garden friends grow oregano? I love this herb; it adds a wonderful taste to almost any dish.
After spending a nice afternoon cleaning up the garden I decided it was time to change how I grow this wonderful plant. Oregano has a bizarre root system, it’s tough, compact, and it stays close to the surface growing out instead of deep.
Meaning it’s perfect for sharing with friends by separating with a spade without hurting the main plant.
I decided it was time to grow this plant off the ground so I moved it into a standing container.
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.
Because of that, I decided to move the plant into this can.
After adding fertilizer I went ahead and did a winter transplant as temperatures have been really mild lately. For those further north you may have to wait till March or April to transplant.
I’m happy to report this move was successful. Now my plant can grow up producing nice long stems.
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. I love it because it adds just enough flavor to any chicken, fish, or port dish.
This herb also helps with 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 and maybe even grow it off the ground like I decided so it can get the most sun without taking over the rest of your plants.