Tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, basils, lavender, thyme.
When sowing1-2 cm; Depth 0,5 cm
When thinning3-5 cm
SoilWell-drained, light and poor soil.
WateringRegular watering, not overdone.
FeedingAddition of fertilizer is not necessary.
Expert tipOregano is a perennial herb, which means that it comes back year after year without much work. Cut the branches down to the ground at the end of the season and cover it in order to give it an early start in spring.
Attracts bees, butterflies.
Attracts flower flies, which are a natural predator for aphids
Pinch out small branches as you need them. To achieve optimum potency, harvest the leaves just before the plant flowers.
Medicinal propertiesOregano is an all-round antiseptic, acting against bacteria, viruses and fungi.
How to eatThere is a long-standing debate in Italy that is yet to be resolved: is it right to put oregano on pizza or not? De gustibus non est disputandum! Personally, we prefer the lighter flavoured fresh oregano, which is wonderful in tomato- and meat-based recipes, although many enjoy the stronger, more pungent dried oregano on their margheritas!