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kcsealey

I'm completely new to gardening; I've recently had an existential crisis that has manifested in trying to bring nature into our tiny apartment home.

Origanum Vulgare var. Hirtum

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2016
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kcsealey

There's a lot of new growth on my #oregano. Pruning/harvesting seems to have done it some good :)

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kcsealey

My #oregano after pruning/trimming/harvesting (leaves are in the dehydrator as I type). I'm not sure I took enough off though.

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2016
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kcsealey

An inherited #oregano. Should I prune back the stems? Any suggestions as to how much? I have a very sunny spot it can sit in, or a shady but bright porch. #herb #help #containergarden

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Acetaker

I would prune them back to about 4-5 in.. all plants with pruning come back quickly,because they r not fighting to try to keep nutrients in the ones that r weak and will spread out better than just leaving them stranded.

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kcsealey

Thank you both so much! I will do so ASAP. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't about to accidentally harm her :)

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meganlion

Also, pinching the tips will help stimulate growth as well. And yes, harvest.

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kcsealey

As in, pinching the tips off? Or just pinching them slightly without detaching them? I've seen this mentioned before, but I was never clear on the concept.

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meganlion

Squeeze the tips hard enough to release oil but without breaking the tip actually off. This tip works for most herbs in general. I usually do it about once a week, after harvesting. I also talk cheeky to my herbs when I do this. It cracks them up.

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kcsealey

Ooooh thank you. That was very specific and helpful :D

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