Tried & True Oregano

The intense aroma and unmistakable flavour of true oregano are invaluable for seasoning Italian dishes, roasted meat, and vegetables. This robust aromatic can be grown in an herb garden or in containers. Oregano needs both excellent drainage and good air circulation to thrive; moderate fertilizer is sufficient. This hardy perennial is a bushy plant that has small, edible pinkish-white flowers. Oregano requires pruning frequently to encourage branching and delay flowering. Best used fresh, but can be dried.

Maturity56 – 60 days
Height12 - 24” (30 - 61 cm)
Spacing10 - 12” (25 - 30 cm)
LightFull Sun
SoilOrganic and well-draining soil.
pH Range6.5 to 7.0
WateringEvenly moist; let the top inch of the soil dry out between watering.
FertilizingBalanced fertilizer at time of planting; side-dress to encourage continued growth
Nutrients RequiredNitrogen = moderate-high, Phosphorus = high, Potassium = moderate-high

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