Harvesting Oregano

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:

Good Garden Clippers or Kitchen Shears

Basket or other container suitable to keep the sprigs in

METHOD:

Oregano can be harvested prudently throughout the growing season to use fresh. Never completely trim down the plant, as it might not have time to recover before the onset of winter. Harvest just as the sprigs are starting to bloom for peak flavor. Clip the top two or three inches from each stem, leaving room for growth on the original stem. This will encourage branching on the stems to assure an abundant harvest for the Fall.