Category: Aromatic Herb
Scientific Name: Origanum Vulgare
Description: Originally from the Mediterranean, this aromatic herb is widely used as a spice in cooking. It has many benefits to our health, helping to prevent and combat some diseases.
- Strengthens the immune system,
- Has an anti-inflammatory action,
- Has antioxidant properties,
- Assists in digestion.
Planting Tips: The seeds of oregano can be sown directly at the definitive site. It can grow in seedlings or small pots. Germination usually occurs within two weeks.
Soil: Soil must be fertile and well-drained although it grows even in poor soil. It is tolerant of soil pH. This plant grows best in limestone soil.
Exposure / Temperature: Direct sunlight a few hours a day.
Irrigation: Water frequently so that the soil remains slightly moist. Both lack and excess water damage the oregano.
Harvest: Harvest the leaves when the plant is about 20 cm tall. They taste better when harvested during the flowering season of the plant.
Life Cycle: Perennial (a designation given to plant species whose life cycle is long.)