Now that you've acquired the bold and hardy Oregano, it's time to delve into the art of harvesting and pruning Oregano! That’s why we’ve put together this step-by-step guide on how to prune Oregano properly. Keep reading to learn exactly what you need to do to keep both you and your herb pots happy.
A few Simple Steps on How to Prune Oregano
- To start with, you’ll want to make sure your herb is prepared for trimming. To do this, cut away any old stems that have flowered (if there are any), as this will make room for new, fresh growth. When pruning Oregano, you’ll want to pick the parts of the plant that are full of new growth, trimming them before they start to flower.
- When harvesting Oregano, start from the top of the stem and cut it using a pair of clean, sharp scissors. A clean cut will ensure that your herbs keep growing, and if the scissors you use have been chopping other plants, give them a quick rinse before you use them again.
- Now you’ll want to know how much you can take. You shouldn’t cut away more than 20% of the plant when pruning Oregano. Make sure there is at least 2 inches between the plant and soil left after you cut. Pick the outer stems to encourage new growth from the centre of the plant, as this will also keep your plant healthy if you are new to harvesting Oregano. Also, you’ll want to cut down to the next set of leaves, and don’t leave any bare stems because you’ll get a leggy plant.
- To make it produce new growth and to help it spread out, continue to prune your Oregano plant, cutting parts of the plant will make it grow faster, so long as you don’t take too much too quickly. Cutting at a consistent rate is what you should aim for.
- Next, enjoy your delicious crop and reap the many Oregano benefits! And we have Oregano recipes on our website that can help you do just that.
Pruning Oregano: The Golden Variety
Some bonus advice, we’ve included things to know about your Golden Oregano too!
The difference in this variety is its beautiful, golden colour, so pruning it is the same. But some additional information on Golden Oregano is that its flavour is more mild and less spicy, so you may want to add more of it to your meals, which could mean a little more harvesting, just be sure not pick too much.
To learn more about the other herbs and varieties you’ll need to prune, stick with us. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about harvesting all your SEASON herbs!
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