(Best months for growing Oregano in New Zealand - cool/mountain regions)
P = Sow seed
Perennial growing to around 45 cm (17") high. Cut the stems back to the ground to encourage new growth.
There are two main varieties.
"Greek Oregano" is the type normally associated with Oregano flavor.
"Common Oregano" or Marjoram has a less pungent, sweeter taste and is more commonly grown.
For best flavour harvest in the morning just after the dew has lifted.
Easily propagated from root division. It can be hard to germinate seed. Can be grown from cuttings.
Used to flavour tomato dishes, soups, sauces and Greek dishes like moussaka
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