Oregano , plant in a pot, organic, single piece

Category: fresh vegetables, green, herbs and spices, Holland, organic

  • Oregano is a shrub-like herb with branched stems, depending on the variety. It grows either in a creeping manner or upright. It can grow three feet in height. The leaves are arrow-shaped and narrow. The texture is soft and fuzzy. Out along tender stems, they grow well-spaced in pairs. The stems become woody at the base when the plant grows and matures. The small white flowers bloom from the flower spikes at the top of the stems in the late summer. And commonly, Oregano is harvested just before the flowers bloom when the flavor and aroma are at their peak. Oregano is said to have a balsamic flavor; a combination of mint (a closely related herb), thyme, and rosemary. The taste is strong and somewhat bitter.

  • Removing the plastic bag is the first thing to do. Keep the plant indoors, not fully exposed to the sunlight. Make sure you water the plant every second day or whenever it looks floppy. Water deeply at least once a week. The best practice is to transplant to a larger pot. It keeps the roots growing deep and the soil moist. Your goal when growing in a container is to keep the soil from drying out. The best time of day for water is early in the morning. One last tip if you keep them in a pot is to have a flowerpot dish that keeps the soil moist and at the same time, allows the water in excess to drain.