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Growing Oregano Indoors

Not all herbs are made for winter time growing. Thankfully, there do exist herbs that thrive indoors -- five delicious favorites are listed in this blog post from Grow a Good Life. One of them is the culinary staple oregano, an herb that sings in perfect harmony with Mediterranean cuisine.

Here's how to grow your own oregano during the upcoming cold months:

Oregano is a staple in our household and is used most frequently in Italian dishes and as a pizza topping.  Sun: 6-8 hours.Temperature: Average room temperature. Will withstand temperature fluctuation of 55-75°F (13-24°C). Soil: Well-drained, sandy soil mix. Mix equal parts all-purpose potting mix and sharp sand. Or use cactus-potting mix.Water: Water when soil surface feels dry about once a week. Oregano is susceptible to root rot so do not overwater. Harvest: Once the plant is 6 inches (15 cm) tall, cut stems as needed leaving at least two sets of leaves.  Frequent trimmings produce a bushy, compact plant with healthier foliage making Oregano one of the easiest herbs to grow indoors over winter. Seeds: Botanical Interest

Head over to Grow a Good Life to learn more about what other tasty herbs can thrive inside during the cold!