You may keep gardening even in the dead of winter if you start your herb plants indoors. At the same time, it adds a wonderful, crisp taste to soups, salads, and other foods.
Best of all, you don’t need a lot of room or expensive tools to accomplish this. To get started, really all you need is some decent soil and a sunny windowsill.
In this article, we’ll take a look at how to start your very own indoor herb garden, and we’ll also recommend five excellent herbs for you to try growing in your home.
Growing oregano from a cutting or a seed indoors is simple. If you put this perennial in a warm, sunny window, it will quickly multiply.
Growing oregano well demands rich soil, so repotting it into a larger container will ensure that it has enough room to spread its roots and survive the winter.
Plant 6-8 seeds 1/4 inch deep in each 6 inch pot if starting from direct seed. You should trim the seedlings to a density of 3–4 plants per square foot as they emerge. Strong early growth in oregano can be achieved by amending the soil with compost or worm castings.
Water well, but leave the soil to dry out in between waterings to keep the roots from rotting away. If the plant’s growth becomes unmanageable, you can cut it to encourage denser foliage.
Oregano also dries well and is great for using to produce your own home-made Italian seasoning. Combine a handful of each of the following dry herbs in a bowl: parsley, oregano, basil, thyme, and rosemary.