Oregano - Herb Seeds
SEED NANE : OREGANO HERB
NO OF SEEDS : 200 Approx
PLANT CHARACTER : Small Flowers Grow Upto 2 Feet Tall
LEAF CHARACTER : Oval Greyish Green Leaves
CUTTINGS : Trim Oregano Shoots To Within One Inch Of The Centre For Lush Growth
USES : Dried Oregano Is Frequently Used In Pizza, Spaghetti And Marinara Sauces
Frequently Asked Questions
Planting And Care
- Allow oregano to grow to about 4 inches and then pinch or trim lightly to encourage a denser and bushier plant
- Regular trimming will not only cause the plant to branch again, but also avoid leggedness
- Oregano doesn't need quite as much water as most herbs
- As the amount of watering depends on many variables, just water when the soil feels dry to the touch
- Remember that it, s better to water thoroughly and less often
- If you have a container, water until the water comes out of the drainage holes in the bottom of the container
- To ensure the best-quality plants, thin out plants that are 3 or 4 years old in the early spring
- Oregano is self-seeding, so the plants will easily grow back
- You can divide the plants in late spring if you want to put one indoors
st to shear plants back regularly before flowering to keep the planting tidy and to induce growth of new leaves
Best propagated from cuttings taken from plants whose leaves have a proven superior aroma/taste (seed-grown plants sometimes have little aroma or flavor) when harvest of leaves for culinary purposes is desired
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering : Keep soil evenly moist.
Soil: Plant in sandy, well-drained soil. Moderately fertilized soil. Add compost or fertilizer to grow well.
Temperature: 22-25 degrees Celsius.
Fertilizer: Use any organic fertilizer.
- Harvest the leaves as you need them. The most flavor-filled leaves are found right before the flowers bloom.
- You can freeze the leaves to use during the winter. Oregano leaves store well and are easily dried. Keep them in an airtight container once dried.
- Oregano Special Feature
- Oregano is a wonderful perennial culinary and medicinal herb. It has long been recognized as one of the functional foods for its nutritional, antioxidants and disease preventing properties.
Dried oregano flower stalks may be used in craft-making (e
Possible health benefits of Oregano
The herb is used to treat respiratory tract disorders, gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, menstrual cramps, and urinary tract disorders
The herb is also applied topically to help treat a number of skin conditions, such as acne and dandruff
- Its the leaves that are used for flavouring foods, although the flowers are edible too
- They retain their flavour better in hot dishes if added toward the end of cooking
- Heating too long results in bitterness
- Dried oregano has a stronger taste than fresh
- There are plants outside of the Organum genus that are sometimes referred to as oregano
- Mexican Oregano can mean either Lippie graveolent or Poliomintha long flora
- They are considered similar in flavour, but stronger than oregano