How to Grow and Harvest Oregano
Easy to care for
Why you should plat oregano?
Grows like crazy
Can harvest all summer
Easy to preserve
Goes great in all kinds of recipes
Tips for Growing Oregano:
– Plant in full-sun, at least 6-8 hours.
– Plant in well drained soil
– Transfer outside in early spring after the last frost
More Tips for Growing Oregano:
– Can be planted in the ground or in containers
– Divide or thin the plant out after 3-4 years
– Cut stalks once they reach about 6" tall
Oregano can really be harvested at any time. Cutting stalks will encourage new growth so harvest often.
How to Harvest Oregano:
Just be sure to not cut more than 1/3 of the plant at a time.
The best time to harvest organ is towards the end of the summer right before the flower buds start to form.
Best Time to Harvest Oregano
This will give you the best flavor.
Take sharp scissors or garden cheers and cut at the base of the oregano stalk.
How to Harvest Oregano
Always cut the larger stalks first.
There are three ways to dry oregano but the best is to bundle with twine and hang upside down for 1-4 weeks. This will give you the best flavor.
How to Dry Oregano
Now crush up and store your dried oregano in a glass jar in a cool location to use all winter.
Store Dry Oregano
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Use your fresh oregano in soups, stews, rubs and sauces. Or add to a fresh salad.
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