Tell me about Greek Oregano

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  1. marlingardener

    marlingardener Mighty Oak

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    I'm growing Greek Oregano for the first time. Yes, I know one should read up on an herb before giving it garden space, but I've never met an herb I didn't love (except cilantro).
    If you have any experience with this herb, please tell me the good, the bad, and anything else you know. I'd really appreciate some guidance!
     
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  3. mart

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    I have no idea but it says its more peppery than others ! And suited to hot dry climates ! Tell us how you like it !
     
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    I live near the Mediterranean and we have wild oregano here. We also planted creeping oregano and both varieties grow well without too much care, just an occasional watering if it gets too dry.
     
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    When I used to do beekeeping I planted bunches of oregano around to give them more nectar to forage. I have divided them and moved them around a few times. When in bloom, bees love the tiny white flowers.

    This is from my garden

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    No matter how hot it gets, I never water it. It does fine anyway.

    This winter I grew some from seeds. I put them out too early and the leaves frosted. They seem to have survived but are slow. I started more and they are outside right now. My established oregano is growing better.

    The size is bigger than thyme, a bit smaller than lemon balm, but not invasive,

    We dry leaves to use on pizza but it's mostly for smelling and bees.

    Like most herbs, harmful insects seem to avoid it. Also, deer avoid it.

    Have fun with your oregano! It's quite rewarding.
     
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