Easy Grow: Oregano

Oregano is an herb commonly used in conjunction with Italian dishes. It is quite versatile in its uses and has a strong, zesty taste. Oregano can be put in sauce or on pizza, as well as used in other ways.

Starting: Oregano can be started indoors before the average last frost, or started outdoors in midsummer to ensure that it is exposed to warm temperatures. If started indoors, it should be put outside around May 15th.

Sunlight: Oregano is more flavorful if it has greater access to full sun. Be sure to plant it in a sunny west or south facing plot for best results.

Water: Oregano likes moist, warm, well drained soil.

Spacing: 8-10 inches apart. Expect the plant to grow up to 18 inches in length. It can make excellent ground cover.

Misc. Tips: Oregano is a great companion plant for almost any garden vegetable. It is fairly easy to grow and requires low maintenance.

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