Growing Italian Oregano

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Italian Oregano has a finer leaf than other oregano plants and grows well with vermiculite in the soil. Learn how to grow Italian Oregano in your herb garden in this free video. View Video Transcript

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Stan DeFreitas

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Hi, I'm Stan DeFreitas, "Mr. Green Thumb". This happens to be the Italian oregano. And it's one that you might wish to consider using in your yard or garden. Now it's a finer leaf plant than some of your oreganos, and it's one of course that tends to be a little more prostrate, tends to be used in baskets, or sometimes larger containers, where it can kind of spill over the side of the container. As far as drainage, make sure it has extra pearlite, vermiculite, or sand, because it does need a good deal of drainage. That being said, you do want to water it probably every second or third day, if it's in a dry hot condition. Remember of course that it also needs near full sun for it to kind of leaf out and be as full as it can be. If you start putting it in partial shade it's going to get very leggy. So remember, more sun it'll probably do better. Also of course as far as fertilization, probably every 2 or 3 weeks with a good water soluble plant food, if you're using time released, probably just at the beginning. Probably likes a little bit more fertilizer than some of the other herbs. It's one that you should have in your yard and garden, and one for your pallet. For on Gardening, I'm Stan DeFreitas, "Mr. Green Thumb".