How to grow Cuban oregano in the garden?
There are many ways to do it. Some of them are easy and some of them require special equipment or time. You need to choose one which suits your needs best. Let’s see how you can grow Cuban oregano in the garden!
1) Growing Cubans Indoors
Growing Cubans indoors is not difficult at all. However, you will have to provide the right conditions for growing. If you want to grow Cuban oregano plants outdoors, then you must make sure that there are no strong winds blowing in your house or yard. Otherwise, they won’t survive and will wither up very quickly.
So if possible don’t let any strong wind blow inside your home or backyard!
You can use plastic pots with holes drilled in them. These pots are called “cuban” because they resemble the shape of a cigar. They’re made from glass, so they’re safe to use even when wet. You can buy these containers at most hardware stores or online.
Alternatively, you could plant the seeds directly into the soil using a small pot filled with water and put it outside where it’ll get enough sunlight during the day and shade at night. When growing Cuban oreganos outside be careful not to water them too much!
2) Growing Cubans Outdoors
You can easily plant cuban oregano seeds into your backyard, provided you live in a relatively sunny place. Cuban oregano plants can grow up to six feet tall, so you should give them plenty of room to grow. Whilst they need at least 6 hours of sunlight a day, they also like being in the shade during midday. Cuban oregano plants can grow in any type of soil, as long as it drains well.
Do not plant cuban oregano seeds too close to each other, otherwise they will choke each other out. Cuban oreganos are also pretty hearty plants and can resist frost, so you can plant the seeds in autumn or spring.
3) Growing Cuba Dogs
There are many ways of growing cuban dogs also known as Sabinos. The first thing you can do is go to your local nursery store and buy some seeds. However, you can also grow them from cuban oregano plants. What you’ll need to do is take a cutting from a cuban oregano plant and place the cutting in some soil.
Give it plenty of water and it should start growing in no time!
The soil you use to grow your cuban dogs can be regular garden soil or even potting soil from the store. However, it is best to use a soil that has more sand than earthworms in it. The reason being is if you’re growing them in pots, it will help the root system from getting too “mushy”.
4) Growing Cuban Oregano From Cuttings
You can also grow cuban oregano from cuttings. Take a 4-inch cutting from an established cuban oregano plant in early spring or late fall. Trim all the leaves from the base of the cutting except for the top pair. Don’t trim off the upper leaves because it helps the plant to root faster.
Dip the cut end of the stem into a rooting hormone.
Poke a hole in the soil and place the cutting into the hole. Firm the soil around it and water it lightly. Put the cutting in a warm location but out of direct sunlight. When new leaves appear on the cutting you can transfer it into a pot or plant it directly in the garden where there is well-drained soil.
You can also root the cuban oregano seeds by placing them between a damp paper towel and placing the paper towel inside a ziplock bag. If you place it in a warm location, the seeds should start to sprout within 2 weeks. Once they sprout, plant them in soil as soon as possible.
5) When To Harvest
When harvesting Cuban oregano, wait until after the first or second frost. Pick individual leaves or cut whole stems and branches with a knife or pruning shears. It’s important to cut the plant back so that it will have the energy it needs to come back better than ever the next year.
It is not recommended that you pick all the leaves off at one time. Picking the leaves off in a staggered fashion will give your plant time to regenerate. You can always pick individual leaves as you need them.
6) How To Dry Cuban Oregano
Harvest your Cuban oregano by clipping the stems and branches. You can strip the leaves off of the branch or leave them on. Spread the leaves out in a single layer and place them in a dry and well-ventilated place.