Valuable tips for growing oregano
Oregano has several names, such as forest mint or oregano. Initially, everyone believed that oregano is an exotic plant, but now, when many have understood its beneficial properties, oregano is increasingly being planted in gardens and vegetable gardens. Due to the fact that it contains a lot of essential oils, it has become often used in folk medicine. And they also began to put it in food as a spice, and brew aromatic tea from it. It also fights moths very well, for this you need to put mute dry twigs in the cabinet. You can grow it not only in the summer in the garden, but all year round on your windowsill in an ordinary pot. Oregano is a perennial plant that grows in one place up to 15, and sometimes up to 20 years. But in order to get all the useful properties from it, it is advisable to change the plant every 5-6 years.
Oregano or oregano is easy to grow because it is not whimsical. If you grow it in the garden, there are several ways to plant it. You can plant seedlings, or sow seeds directly into the ground. You can also propagate it by cuttings, or simply by dividing the bush.
You do not need to soak seeds for seedlings. Oregano seeds are very small, they are sown at the end of February. This requires a small container, the ground in it must be watered and shallow no more than one cm, sow seeds and cover with foil. For the first five days, the container must be kept warm, but shaded, and regularly sprayed with water so that it does not dry out. After 10-14 days, the seeds begin to sprout from the ground, then remove the film and place the container on the window, preferably in the sun, but without the slightest draft, it can easily destroy young plants. Seedlings should be watered regularly and in moderation and weeds should be removed from them, which can easily drown them. When the first leaves appear, the seedlings should be transplanted in separate cups, then each plant will be stronger and easily transfer the transplant into the soil, this should be done in a month. Before planting the plant, the land must be shed well, and, without shaking the soil from the roots, plant it and hide it from the sun for the first few days. If you still want to sow immediately with seeds in the ground, then you need to wait until the ground warms up well, somewhere at the end of May. The row spacing must be shed well, and the distance must be at least 30 cm. Oregano will bloom only in the second year. But you can also grow oregano by cuttings. To do this, you need to cut the cuttings from an adult bush and bury it in the ground so that it germinates. And then next year in the spring it can already be transplanted to a permanent place.
And it is even easier to grow it by dividing the bush, you need to dig out one adult bush, divide it into several parts. Determine where you will plant the plant in a permanent place, it is good to shed the earth and plant the plant there. The first time, regularly watering, but not flooding it.
Oregano can be planted as decorative for decorating flower beds, and among vegetables in the garden, its specific smell will scare away insects. For oregano, loose soil is needed and a lot of sunlight is desirable, it, of course, can adapt to grow in the shade, but then there will be less healing properties in it.