Oregano , plant in a pot, organic, single piece

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

  • Oregano is a shrub-like herb with multiple-branched stems, growing either upright or in a creeping manner, depending on the variety. It can grow as tall as three feet in height. The leaves are narrow and pinnate, or arrow-shaped, and have a soft, fuzzy texture. They grow in pairs, well-spaced out along tender stems. As the plant grows, the more mature stems become woody at the base. In the late summer, small white flowers bloom from the flower spikes (bracts) at the top of the stems. Typically, 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.

  • Remove 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 it 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 he's keeping the soil moist and at the same time, allows the water in excess to drain.