Every Italian food lover knows the benefit that a well-grown sprig of oregano can add to their cooking. The zesty taste of oregano makes it a perfect addition to any savory marinara or pasta dish that needs a kick. Plus, the herb’s hardiness and tenacity makes growing oregano easy in just about any place. No matter if it’s in a garden ground cover or in a pot on a windowsill.
Beyond its powerful taste, oregano continues to be valued for its medicinal benefits. As such, it is often made into a tea to treat anxiety or settle an upset stomach.
Whether you choose to cultivate a small plant or fill your garden beds with this herb, your palate will benefit from the use of oregano. By learning to grow the Greeks’ “Joy of the Mountain” yourself, you’ll be able to enjoy its tasty benefits all year long.
Start Growing Oregano
It’s easy to start oregano right from seed, but you can also propagate it from cuttings taken from established plants. When left to its natural cycle, oregano is a perennial. It self propagates itself by sending runners out throughout your garden. In fact, many gardeners prefer to plant their oregano in pots. This ensures it doesn’t take over their entire garden bed.