Video:Growing Oreganowith Yolanda Vanveen
Fresh garden oregano is a useful herb that's easy to dry for use in the kitchen. See what conditions are great for growing oregano.See Transcript
Transcript:Growing OreganoHi, this is Yolanda Vanveen for About.com Garden. In this segment we are going to learn how to grow oregano.
Intro to OreganoNow oregano is one of my favorite herbs and it can be found in any type of Italian herb blend and used in all kinds of Italian spaghetti sauces and it's a wonderful herb to have in your garden. And you can grow it inside or outside almost anywhere. It makes a great ground cover and there are many different varieties of oregano. Some of it gets a little taller and some of it gets a little shorter but there are just a few rules you should follow when you're growing it.
Good Oregano ConditionsSo make sure you plant your oregano in a sunny spot. It wants full afternoon sun, if you put it in too much shade it's not going to grow and you want to give it an area that it can really spread very quickly and multiply and it's really easy to grow.
Growing Oregano From RootsNow it's easy to take a start from oregano from an existing clump because it just roots and it just will run. So basically as long as you got a root and a plant you can turn around and plant that anywhere and it will take off. So you cover the plant just a couple inches over the roots and it will start to multiply.
Drying Fresh Garden OreganoWhen you dry it you can put it right into a paper bag into little pieces or you can hang it and bunch it with a rubber band and just let it dry or you can actually put it right onto the tray and put it in the freezer in pieces and freeze it on the tray then put it in baggies. Then you'll have fresh oregano for soups salads and tomato sauces all winter long.
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