Italian oregano isn’t the same with Mexican oregano. This variety has uniqueness. The leaves of Italian oregano often used as a flavoring in pizza and other classical Italian dishes. If you love Italian foods and want to bring their authentic taste, plant this oregano on your garden. How to grow Italian oregano?
1. Find a quality seedling! Cut a stem from an Italian oregano plant which in healthy condition. Place it in a mixture of wet sand and leave the stem to have its roots.
2. Once the roots grow, transplant the seedling into a container or outdoor garden. If you want transplant it onto an outdoor garden, cover the plant with mulch to maintain soil moisture and do the same thing when winter comes. Use well-drained soil and plant the seedling about 24 inches deep. Remember to choose an area that accessible by sunlight.
3. Clip the leaves of Italian oregano before the flower bloom in late summer, especially if you want to use them as cooking ingredient. Within two weeks, new leaves will grow again in the clipped areas. Always do proper care for Italian oregano plant, so you will be able to use it.
As a part of how to grow Italian oregano, you must also monitor for insects that can damage the plant growth. Avoid using chemical that can harm the quality and taste of the plant.