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Avoid These Mistakes When Growing Oregano
Oregano is a low-maintenance and easy-to-grow plant, but there are several common mistakes gardeners may commit that can lead to a less than optimal yield.
Planting oregano too close together creates competition for nutrients and airflow, leading to stunted growth and a higher risk of disease. Give them enough space
to develop fully.
It's also crucial not to neglect regular inspections for pests and diseases, despite oregano's general resistance to these issues. If need be, take appropriate
measures promptly.
Oregano prefers slightly dry conditions and needs deep watering until it drains from the pot's holes. Avoid shallow, frequent watering, as it can lead to poor root growth.
Oregano doesn't require heavy feeding and thrives in moderately fertile soil. Use organic, slow-release fertilizers to prevent the risk of over-fertilization.
Don’t neglect pruning as it can lead to legginess and other problems. Regular pruning helps maintain the plant's shape, promote bushier growth, and reduce the risk of disease.
The soil for growing oregano should be well-draining and slightly acidic. Using heavy or compacted soil can lead to waterlogged roots, hindering deep root growth.
Oregano requires 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily to maintain its flavor and aroma. Attempting to grow
it in insufficient light may result in weaker plants
with reduced flavor.