A staple in the kitchen, oregano is the quintessential Italian herb used as a seasoning for sauces, soups and meats. Oregano comes in several varieties, but it typically has dark green leaves with white flowers.
Size: 8 to 24 inches
Sunlight requirements: Full sun
Water requirements: About 1 inch per week—herbs in containers need more moisture.
Soil requirements: Well-drained soil that isn’t heavily fertilized
When to plant: Start seeds early indoors, or direct-seed in early spring.
Where to plant: Garden; containers
When to harvest: 80 to 90 days after planting
Product storage: Store in a cool, dark space, or freeze in airtight containers for six to eight months.