OREGANO (also called marjoram)
Origanum vulgare (perennial, low water need)
Oregano means “mountain joy” in Greek.
Soil: Oregano loves a well drained soil. Don't over water.
Tip for the Nomad: Plant oregano on the opposite side to a high water need plant like parsley and only water the parsley. The oregano will be happy with what is left over.
Sun: Oregano prefers as much sun and light as possible.
Harvest: Start harvesting when the plant is about 8 inches high. The flavor is richest just before the plant blooms. Cut leaves or young stems as needed.
A strong source of antioxidant.
A natural source of fiber and iron.
Oregano has anti-fungal properties.
Aids in soothing the stomach, good for reducing gas.