Thursday, April 06, 2006

What's Growin' On: 4/6/06

Greek Oregano Overwintered In The Greenhouse Has Taken Off

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  1. When I planted oregano in the ground, it not only took off but took over. Seattle winters are mild enough for most things in my herb garden to make it to spring in good shape. The oregano would just not let go. I had to dig it all out, fight with it,and banish it one pot. The other herbs breathed a sigh of relief as they watched the school yard bully get hauled away. But we still love to eat it.

  2. I have the same invasive problem with Greek oregano in North Carolina! But I learned and stuck it away in spots where not much else would grow, and it's doing okay. It started in a pot on the front porch and actually jumped from the pot to the ground below.

  3. Hi Agnes,
    Welcome to my garden! LOL, I love the image of oregano as the school yard bully getting hauled away. I do envy your Seattle weather, though. Looking forward to hearing from you again.

    Hi Laurie,
    Hmmmm. Maybe I shouldn't be so afraid to put my dear oregano straight into the ground. So many of my herbs seem to vanish over the winter, and I really don't want to imagine life without fresh oregano. But jumping oregano? I don't know. : )

    Hi Guiaguau,
    Hola and welcome to my garden!


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