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Tips on Growing Oregano Herb
Oregano is a must-have in your home garden. Aside from being easy to grow, it can be a good addition to your culinary recipes and dishes. If you are planning to grow this herb in the comfort of your home, here are some tips you need to keep in mind.
- While oregano plants look good in garden plots, they also do well in containers. So, even if you’re living in a high-rise condominium or an apartment with limited space, there shouldn’t have any problem growing and cultivating oregano herbs.
- Plant oregano in light soil with good drainage. Use moderately fertile soil so you won’t have to add any compost or use fertilizer.
- Oregano plants thrive indoors, as long as you give them enough light and warmth. If placing them under direct sunlight is not an option, use a grow light and keep it 6 inches above the plant, leaving it on for 12 to 14 hours daily.
- Do not overwater your plant. Only water when the soil is dry.
- Oregano is an excellent plant companion and gets along with almost anything. If you are cultivating other plants, you can place it alongside pepper and tomatoes.
- If you want to harvest oregano leaves with their optimum potent flavor, harvest them just before the plant’s flowers bloom.