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Oregano - Live Plant
Oregano - Live Plant
Oregano - Live Plant
Oregano - Live Plant

Oregano - Live Plant

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Description

Indulge your senses in the culinary symphony with our Oregano Live Plant. It is a miniature masterpiece that effortlessly transforms your kitchen into a flavor haven.  With lush green leaves and a visually pleasing appearance, this plant isn't just a kitchen hero, it's a vibrant addition to your indoor or outdoor garden. This vibrant herb, full of deep earthiness, subtle citrus notes, and a touch of mint, is not just a necessary ingredient for cooking but also a fragrant partner that makes your food taste even better.

What should I know about growing Oregano?

The three most important things you need to know about growing Oregano is water, light and soil. When you first receive the plant best thing you can do is find a spot that has full sun to partial shade. If you are growing in containers, you can always move the plant.

Oregano does best in well-drained, sandy soil, if you are growing in a pot, potting mix is a fine alternative.

Be mindful of Oregano's eventual size. It's best to allocate 6-12 inches of space between plants, considering they can expand to 12-18 inches in diameter and up to 6-12 inches tall.

Although Oregano typically produces blooms summer, flowering could be delayed until the second year, depending on the planting date.

What is Oregano good for?

Traditionally, culinary use has been crafted from the leaves of the plant, showcasing the various advantages linked to Oregano.

It’s a low-maintenance plant that needs very little attention. Just bask it in sunlight, keep the soil moist, and watch it flourish. Trim and harvest as needed, and let the vibrant essence of oregano redefine your cooking experience. It’s available in a 3.5” pot ready to take your dishes to new heights.

About Oregano

Oregano (Origanum vulgare) is a botanical marvel that graces gardens with its aromatic allure. This perennial herb thrives in well-drained, sunny environments.  Its compact growth habit and bushy demeanor make it a delightful addition to both indoor and outdoor gardens. 

In the realm of culinary exploration, its robust flavor is a harmonious blend of earthy, peppery, and slightly sweet notes, that enhances a myriad of dishes, from savory sauces and marinades to herb-infused oils. Apart from its culinary attributes, it is revered for its potential health benefits. It is packed with antioxidants and antimicrobial properties. From soothing digestive issues to combating respiratory ailments, oregano has earned its place not only on the spice rack but also in the realm of natural wellness.

How to use Oregano

  • Tincture: Dried oregano leaves are chopped and macerated in grain alcohol for 4 to 6 weeks to formulate a tincture.
  • Tea: In hot water, dried oregano leaves are soaked for 10 minutes to make tea.
  • Salve: Oregano leaves-infused oil can be combined with beeswax to form a soothing salve.
  • Vinegar Infusion: Dried oregano leaves can be soaked in apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar for 2 to 4 weeks, shaking and adding vinegar during the period, to form an oregano vinegar infusion.

Oregano - Live Plant Frequently Asked Questions

Is Oregano an annual or perennial plant?

Oregano is generally a perennial herb as it can live for multiple growing seasons. It tends to persist and regrow under favorable conditions, providing a continuous harvest of its flavorful leaves. However, it's essential to note that some varieties of oregano may be treated as annuals in colder climates or less favorable growing conditions.

 

How much space should be needed to grow Oregano?

When planting oregano in a garden, space individual plants about 12 to 18 inches (30 to 45 cm) apart. This allows enough room for the plants to spread and prevents overcrowding. If you're growing oregano in containers, choose pots that are at least 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm) in diameter for each plant. This provides ample space for the roots to develop.

 

What zone does Oregano grow in?

The ideal growing zones for oregano are USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 9. When given the right care and shelter during severe winters, oregano may tolerate temperatures well below those found in northern climates. It's well-suited for the Mediterranean and similar climates with warm, dry summers.

 

When should I harvest Oregano?

The best time to harvest oregano is when the plant is actively growing and has reached a sufficient size. Harvest oregano leaves before the plant flowers for the best flavor. Once the plant starts to produce flowers, the flavor can diminish, as the plant directs energy toward flowering and seed production. It is also recommended to harvest oregano mid-morning for ideal flavor. 

 

Does Oregano flower or fruit?

Yes, oregano does produce flowers. The flowering stage typically occurs in the late spring to early summer, depending on the specific variety and growing conditions. The flowers of oregano are small and can range in color from white to pink, creating a delicate and visually appealing addition to the plant. The flowers then transform into seed capsules instead of fleshy fruits.

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