Origanum vulgare var. Hirtum
If you wish to plant « real » oregano, it is the Greek oregano that is suitable. Oregano is a aerated plant with a size ranging from 15 to 60 cm. Its leaves are grey-green and its small purple or white flowers.
Oregano can be grown from seeds or cuttings. Plants multiplied by seeds are often of very variable quality, so it is suggested to obtain plants from cuttings. These cuttings come from plants with a high quality of taste. If the seeds are sown, place the seeds on the crop holder and squeeze them into the surface. Do not cover the seeds because the light is necessary for germination. Keep it moist. Oregano should be planted in direct sunlight and proper drainage is necessary for optimum growth and wintering. The real oregano is quite rustic. Many varieties of oregano are treated as perennials.
The harvest can begin just before the plants are ready to bloom. Remove the ends of the stems leaving 4-6 pairs of leaves on the plant to produce lateral shoots for an additional crop. This will also help make the plant more dense and compact. Letting the plant bloom will reduce or stop the growth completely. Flowering also reduces the flavor of the leaves. Hang the cut rods in a cool, dry, dark, well-ventilated place. Once the leaves are dry, they can be removed from the stems and stored in sealed containers.