Live Oregano Grown Year Round in Calgary, AB
A subtle balance between sweet and spicy, the flavor of live oregano is bold and earthy with a slight bitterness. This unique flavor is due to the rich variety of essential oils within oregano. Oregano is commonly confused with marjoram, that has a similar appearance and aroma. However, marjoram has a sweet, lemony taste in contrast to oregano’s more savory flavor.
Oregano is used in tomato-based recipes, like pizza and pasta sauce, as well as olive oil-based dishes. Oregano is commonly combined with olive oil to create flavorful oregano oil, Italian vinaigrette, and marinades for lamb, chicken, and beef dishes.
If you are a lover of fresh, Mediterranean foods, live oregano is an easy-to-grow house herb. With low maintenance, great taste, and quick growth, it is easy to fall in love with using fresh oregano in your kitchen.
Caring For Your Live Oregano Pot
Days To Maturity: 80-90 days, harvest early and often once plant is longer than 6″
Height: 12-20 Inches (30-50 cm)
Spacing: 12 Inches (30 cm)
Light: Full Sun for at least 6 hours a day. Great performance under LED grow lights
Media Type: Organic Soil, products available in coco-coir pots
Soil Requirements: Grows best in well-drained, sandy soil. If grown in rich soils it may lose its pungent scent
Watering: Keep moist but do not over water
Fertilizing: Balanced fertilizer blend with good drainage
Harvesting Your Live Oregano Plant
Step 1: Wait until your plant is at least 4″-6″ tall. If your plant has been receiving lots of light and water it will need to be pruned regularly. As with most herbs, regular pruning will make the plant more productive over time.
Step 2: . To increase the amount of oregano growth, find a long sprig on the top of the plant. Look down the stem and find an area where two smaller leaves are growing off the side of the main stem. With a sharp set of gardening sheers, cut the stem about 1/4″ above these leaves.
Step 3: Remove the cut sprigs and place the plant back into a sunny window or back outdoors. Your oregano plant will be ready for another harvest in another week. This time, the plant will have twice as many heads as last time!