Hot & Spicy Oregano is a great plant for a garden or a container. It is a perennial. It does good in Zones 5 to 9. The plant will thrive in any soil if you keep it well drained. It doesn't like to stay real wet. It will die if you keep the plant to wet. If you plant the plant in the ground it will die to the ground in the winter. Then in the spring it will re-sprout.
The leaves have a traditional oregano flavor but with a little edge. The hotness is really a mild hot. The more frequently you harvest the leaves the better your plant will grow. It is very easy to snip the branches and throw in a dehydrator to dry for later use. I keep the hot and spicy oregano on hand at all times. It just adds such flavor instead of plan old boring Oregano.
If you are looking for a nice container plant with greenery you have found it. It is also an attractant for bees and butterflies. It has tiny pink blooms in late summer. It is also a great companion plant to plant along with broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber and peppers because the leaves are aromatic and they repel pests.
So come see us this spring and spice up your life with some Hot & Spicy Oregano!
The voice behind the blog will be Mike & Rhonda Loudermilk. Life at Louderbranch Farms is very far from simple. It is very complicated at times. We would love to live a slower paced life but that is just not possible for what we are trying to accomplish. We both work full time jobs for others plus have our own business. We spend most of our time working. That is what we do! We love gardening, caring for our animals and making handmade bath products such as Rhonda Lynne's Ole Fashioned Soap.