Plant name Oregano
Height – 5 to 8 Inch
Pot size- 6 inch
Oregano is related to the herb marjoram, sometimes being referred to as wild marjoram. Oregano has purple flowers and spade-shaped, olive-green leaves. It is a perennial, although it is grown as an annual in colder climates, as it often does not survive the winter.
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- Soil: Plant oregano in light, well-drained soil. Oregano actually grows better in moderately fertile soil, so no fertilization or addition of compost is necessary. I let my oregano do what it does on its own. My only complaint might be that I can’t keep up with the harvest!
- Sun: Oregano performs well in part to full sun, but the flavors intensify when it receives a full day of sunshine. Oregano will grow well indoors, but it is important that the plant receives adequate heat and sunshine in order to grow.
- Water: Don’t over water oregano. Water thoroughly, only when the soil is dry to the touch.
- Spacing: Plant oregano eight to 10 inches apart in your garden. Oregano grows up to two feet tall and spans about 18 inches across. If you are planting oregano in a container, be sure the pot is about 12 inches in diameter; oregano is a prolific grower. If you’re limited on space, read this post on creating a small-space kitchen herb garden.
- Foliage: Oregano leaves are oval, dark green and in opposite pairs. Some varieties have fuzzy leaves, others not. Oregano starts out as a ground-hugging rosette of leaves, but it can easily grow to about 2 ft. tall.
- Flowers: The flowers stalks are spiky and may be white, pink or purple. Bees love oregano flowers and will cover the plants, taking up nectar and pollen. Some beekeepers plant oregano nearby because it adds a wonderful flavor to the honey made by the oregano-eating bees.