Friday, 30 April 2010

Oregano runners?

Over the past week or so I've noticed that the oregano plants appear to have developed two different types of leaves, the normal oregano looking ones and then these shoots that are growing towards the light quite rapidly with a different type of leaf. A little bit of reading around oregano plants suggests that these might be runners looking for new soil to root themselves into. As my intention is for the oregano to be in pots would it be worth me snipping these off when I see them so as to divert all of the growing into the edible leaves or am I best to just leave them growing?


  1. Interesting that they send out runners like strawberry plants!

  2. I have to confess that I now think the runners were in fact a completely different plant. The oregano wasn't getting any bigger so I decided to get rid of the "runners" and when I went to snip them off they didn't appear to be attached to the oregano in any way. So who knows what they were!

  3. looks like some kind of woodruff :)


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