Oregano (origanum vulgare), an aromatic plant in the shape of a small bush, is also known as marjoram wild.
Oregano delights in dry, well-drained soil in sunny exposure. If you want to plant the oregano seeds directly in the ground, it is better to wait until May to prevent the small shoots from suffering possible late frosts. It is therefore advisable to favor transplanting of seedlings practiced in shelters from the month of March. In both cases, it will then suffice to de-thicken the feet if they become too bushy. You must leave a space of at least 10cm between each to allow them to breathe.
Like all perennials, oregano grows fairly easily as long as it is planted in light, not too calcareous soil. Its ability to withstand both drought and cold as long as the foot, cut almost to the ground, is protected by mulching, making it easy to cultivate. Oregano does not require excessive watering even at high temperatures.
Harvest and store oregano
As soon as the oregano flowers, it is possible to harvest it as and when required, but also to be able to use it even outside the picking periods. Various tips allow you to keep it all year round to flavor your little dishes. Either by leaving the leafy stems to dry flat and in the sun before putting them in airtight glass jars, or by freezing the finely cut leaves and placed in ice cubes to keep them fresh and fragrant.
Daily use of oregano
If we know it for its fragrance so special in cooking, oregano declined in essential oils has medicinal properties widely used to relieve digestive problems and skin problems (eczema, insect bites ...). It is also used as an antiseptic for infections such as the common cold or cough. Find the oregano plants in the store!