Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 22:29:19 +0100 ***
COMMON NAME (English/German): Oregano/Origan
LATIN NAME: Origanum
TYPE OF PLANT (annual,, etc.): perennial
- MEDICINAL: For indigestion, coughs, headaches, and to promote
- bath: tonic and stimulant; relieves aches and stiff joints
- EDIBLE: Best known in tomato sauce; enhances cheese and egg
combinations; goes well with garlic, thyme, parsley, olive oil.
- Herb vinegar--chiles, garlic, oregano with cider vinegar.
- Herb oil--oregano, thyme, garlic with olive oil.
- zones: 5
- soil pH and composition: average, pH 6.8
- planting time: after danger of frost has passed
- bloom time: July-Sept
- sun and water: full sun, well-drained
- companions: Benefits beans. Susceptible to root rot, fungal
diseases, spider mites, aphids and leaf miners
HARVESTING AND STORAGE: Snipping sprigs helps make the plant
bushier. Cut low to the ground.
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