Oregano is easy to grow, in either a bed/plot or in a pot. You can keep it indoors too. It can be grown from seed, seedling or cutting.

It grows well with other herbs, and greens like broccoli and beans, and is known to repel pests that attack these plants.

Plant in full sun and well-drained soil. Oregano doesn’t need a lot of water and is very drought tolerant. Established plants require little attention. Young plants can be a bit iffy if there are heavy frosts in your area, so keep an eye on them during winter.

Harvest the leaves as you need, and pick off the flower buds as they come up (keeps the plant compact).

Leaves can be used fresh or dried. It’s a great herb for Italian/Mediterranean cooking.