Oregano – Herb of the week

Oregano – (Origanum vulgare)

Tregren-Herbs-Oregano  seed pod

 

Oregano or marjoram is an herb with reddish flowers. It has a very nice aroma with a hint of marjoram and thyme. Oregano is often confused with marjoram which is more inconspicuous in appearance but stronger in taste than oregano.

Oregano is found wild in Europe and Asia and in southern Finland. Medically, it is used for e.g. indigestion, cough and inflammation.

 

* Most known as a spice on pizza.

* Especially in the Italian, Greek and Mexican cuisines.

* Suitable for pasta and tomato dishes but also to various kinds of meat, fish and chicken dishes and their sauces.

* In salads, bean, cheese and äggplantsrätter.

* Excellent spice in sausage and vegetable soups.

* As a spice in various breads.

* In fish, and particularly herring dishes.

 

Growing tips:

Seed pods:

Seed pods are compressed ecological peat pods. Just add the seeds of your choice. The peat pod has a diameter of 5 cm, and when placed in water they expand to a height of 6 cm. Unused seed pods remains usable for many years, and are ready to grow fresh herbs and salads as soon as it is placed in water. The package contains two seed pods.

Tregrens’s seed pods are an easy and effective way to grow any plant of your choice. Everyone will be a successful gardener with Tregren’s seed pods, especially when they are placed in Genie Kitchen Garden or Herbie Indoor Garden. Fresh herbs and lettuces will be ready for cooking and eating in 3-8 weeks depending on the plant

 

How to use:

Put the pod in a vessel with water for 5 minutes. Gently press the seed paper against the pod until it is totally moist and move the pod to your Tregren Indoor Garden.

 

Commercial herb pot growing:

Remove the plastic cover from the Basil, and place it with the pot in a Herbie. Remove all interspersed and shrivelled leaves and stems. Add the nutrients in the water.

When you buy Basil from the store, always check that the leaves do not have dark areas. This means that the plant has got frostbite, and it most probably will not recover. Do not buy an herb or plant where the soil in the pot is dry. This could mean that the roots are damaged and it will be partly decayed.

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