Growing Oregano Herbs Indoors

Growing Oregano Herbs Indoors

Oregano herbs are heat-loving, pungent herbs that are found in Mediterranean and Mexican cooking. Growing oregano herbs indoors can be an excellent way to bring those flavors to your food. Here are the instructions. Fill a terra cotta plant pot that’s large enough to just accommodate the root ball with well-draining potting soil, such as an equal mix of peat moss and sand. Place oregano herbs growing outdoors in a partly shady spot for two to three weeks to prepare it for moving indoors. Place the pot in a spot in full shade for a further two to three weeks. Move the pot indoors when new growth appears. Place oregano 8 to 10 inches below a fluorescent light or 3 feet below a 400-watt metal halide lamp for 10 to 16 hours each day. Water actively growing oregano when the soil surface is dry, applying water until it runs through the drainage holes. Allow the plant to drain thoroughly before returning it to its drip tray. Reduce watering in winter when growth slows or stops, and apply water when the soil is dry 1 inch below the surface. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of water-soluble 24-8-16 fertilizer with 1 gallon of water or follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Water the oregano with the solution once every two weeks when it is actively growing.

Repot your oregano herbs if you notice its roots growing out the drainage holes of the original pot or if you have to moisten the potting soil more frequently. Harvest oregano leaves when the plant is 6 inches tall by pinching off the desired number of leaves with your thumb and forefinger. Sterilize your pruning shears by wiping the blades with rubbing alcohol; then remove the top one-third of growth in June if the plant is growing vigorously. Sterilize the pruning shears again after use.

Potted Indoor Oregano Herbs

Indoor oregano plants need similar conditions to exterior raised plants. The ideal temperatures for growing oregano inside are between 65 -70 F. (18-21 C.) in the day and 55-60 F. (13-16 C.) degrees at night.

Potted Indoor Oregano Herbs

Oregano Herbs In Mason Jars

n purchasing a plant to grow in your indoor garden, choose one with new growth and bright leaves, one that is bushier than its neighbors.

Oregano Herbs In Mason Jars

White Potted Windowsill Oregano Herbs

As popular as Italian food has become and as often as oregano is used in Italian cuisine, it would make sense that a lot of domestic chefs would want to grow fresh oregano in their indoor gardens.

White Potted Windowsill Oregano Herbs

Indoor Tall Cuban Oregano Herbs

Cuban oregano is a leafy green plant that's used both for culinary seasoning and medicine.

Indoor Tall Cuban Oregano Herbs

Yellow Potted Oregano Herbs

The height and flowering characteristics of oregano vary a bit with each species.

Yellow Potted Oregano Herbs

Windowsill Indoor Oregano Herbs

Planting oregano indoors can be done alone or in a trough with other like-minded herbs.

Windowsill Indoor Oregano Herbs

Cuban Oregano Herbs In The White Pot

It is not native to Cuba--it actually originated in India. This type of plant, like other types of oregano, is a member of the mint family.

Cuban Oregano Herbs In The White Pot

Plastic Pot Oregano Herbs

Oregano is an easy to care for plant that requires at least six to eight hours of sun.

Plastic Pot Oregano Herbs
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