Herbs

Greek

These bushy plants are topped by white flowers in summer. It's the must-have herb for pizza and tomato sauces.

This is the herb that is synonymous with pizza and tomato sauce, as well as Italian dishes, fish and salad dressings. The wild spice of ancient Greece, Greek oregano was originally grown only for medicinal use, but today's gardeners harvest the dark-green leaves for their warm and spicy flavor that is stronger than regular oregano. The busy plants are topped by white flowers in summer.

Spacing: 12in (30cm)

Height: 14-24in (35-60cm)

Exposure: Full Sun - 6+ hours direct sun

• Choose a sunny location (6+ hours of sun) and dig a hole about two times as wide as your pot.

• Remove your plant from the pot by loosening the soil and tipping it out into your hand. Place your plant in the soil about as deep as it was in the pot.

• Refill the space around your plant with soil and press lightly to compact the dirt, keeping your plant firmly in the ground.

• Water immediately to settle the soil, and add more soil as needed, bringing it level to the rest of your garden.

Water as needed all season to keep soil evenly moist, keeping your eye out for the first sign of wilt. Wilting is a sure sign that your oregano needs water. Feed with a vegetable fertilizer to ensure your bountiful harvest.