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The Mediterranean climate is ideal for oregano, which grows well on various soils. Oregano plants have a high resistance, both in case of drought and in case of intense cold. As in the case of all plants, the main thing is that the soil does not have stagnant water, which would cause root rot. If drainage is ensured, each soil is suitable for sowing oregano. There are two equally valid ways to grow seedlings: the first involves sowing seeds in the winter in the seedbed, the other is to sow them in the spring, already in the vegetable garden or in the field.
If a seedbed is used, it is necessary to prepare a thin bed of peat on the bottom, on which the seeds will be placed, which will then be covered with soil. In about ten days, the seedlings will begin to be born. In March, the seedlings can be moved to the garden: it is recommended to place them in an area exposed to sunlight, at a distance of at least thirty centimeters from each other. If you prefer to sow directly on the field, simply sprinkle the seeds on the spilled and fertilized soil, and start watering them. After about fifteen days, it is necessary to thin out the seedlings, so that each of them has the necessary space.
Oregano is a very widespread and popular aromatic plant in our country. In fact, it becomes part of a large number of recipes, in particular in combination with tomato, mozzarella, fish and vegetables. It is commonly sold dry, since it manages to excellently preserve its flavor and aroma (and, indeed, it is enhanced). However, it can also be used fresh, especially in combination with cold dishes.
It is a herbaceous plant cultivated very commonly because besides being very simple to maintain, it is incredibly useful and eclectic. It is also much loved by bees, becoming part of many wildflower honeys or, in particular cases, especially in mountain environments and in the Mediterranean maquis, it becomes the absolute protagonist of the foraging.
It has always been considered a medicinal plant thanks to its antiseptic, antispasmodic, digestive, diuretic and tonic properties.