Oregano, Cretan Oregano is easy to grow. The most common problem with growing Oregano is that at some
point midway through the growing season the plant becomes woody, and tough and the flavor
becomes bitter. Either cut the entire plant back close to the ground and a
new flush of fresh foliage will appear in a couple of weeks, or wait until the
flower heads have formed and use these. It's a good idea to have at
least 2 Oregano plants so you can cut one back and still have one to use fresh.
The sturdy sticks of Cretan Oregano can be cut into 8 to 10 inch pieces,
dried and bundled for gift giving. Many herbs make simple yet welcome
gifts to those who don't or can't garden.