Common Name: Oregano
Latin Name: Origanum vulgare
Description: Small shrub with woody stems and oval, soft, hairy leaves. Tiny white flowers form in late summer. Perennial. 30cm.
Harvesting: Leaves can be harvested at any time and used fresh or dried.
Best Results: Mound centre with organic compost in winter to encourage new growth in spring.
Uses: Leaves are used for fish, cheese, tomatoes, soups and most meat dishes. Essential for pizzas.
Companion: Plant as a living mulch or groundcover.