You can actually harvest oregano again and again. Read the guide for how to cut oregano so it grows more, with our easy steps.
- The prerequisite to cut oregano so it grows more is of course that it has stems and leaves, as they carry the aromatic taste of oregano. However, oregano has most of the flavors when it is in bloom, which is the case in midsummer. The harvest should ideally take place in the flowering season.
- When harvesting, be sure to cut the oregano about a hand’s breadth above the ground.
- If you want to dry the oregano, pack the individual stems together as a bundle.
After harvesting, you should dry the oregano. You can find out how to do that in our next article.
Also, don’t forget about the other used you can employ oregano for, as well as tossing it into your favourite spaghetti bolognaise recipe! For a start, try it in our easy recipe for how to make herbal salts — a great addition to many dishes or even to have on the table.
Author: Genevieve Dumas is a food, fashion and beauty stylist from New York, who has worked for a range of major magazines.