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Well known herb used in Italian dishes, spaghetti sauce, stewes, tomatoes, etc.

DetailsEdit

  • Species: Origanum vulgare, Wild Marjoram
  • Depth to sow seed:
  • Days to sprout: 7-12
  • Days to maturity: 58
  • Size: 20–80 cm
  • Compatible with Aerogarden? Yes

TestamonialsEdit

  • Oregano will take off after about 2 months. It is a very slow grower. [1]

Aerogarden CompatibilityEdit

Yes, available in herb seed kit as well as custom ordered.

Cultivation and CareEdit

  • Oregano can be pinched at the top as soon as it has four sets of secondary leafs [2]
  • You can harvest single oregano leaves, let your Oregano plant get 5” high then pinch off the tips of stems to use for cooking. This will also give you a bushier oregano plant.
  • To prolong your harvest you should cut the Oregano flower buds off as they appear.
  • To harvest the whole oregano plant cut the stems a few inches above the ground. Harvest Oregano leaves just as flower buds form for best flavor.

How to store OreganoEdit

  • Frozen Oregano, either whole or chopped, should be stored in airtight containers, or you can freeze the oregano in ice cube trays covered with water.
  • Dried Oregano should be kept in a tightly sealed glass container in a cool, dark and dry place where it will keep fresh for about six months.
  • Oregano, fresh, frozen or dried, should be added toward the end of the cooking process because heat can cause a loss of the delicate oregano flavor.

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