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Old October 9, 2015   #1
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Default oregano plant died

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I started a bunch of oregano plants from seeds at the start of the summer. some of them flourished, some did okay. I took a flourishing one, put it in a different pot and brought it to school with me. The leavers began turning brown so i repotted it, but the plant still slowly died. I put it out of it's misery today.

why did this happen? i see it happening on the other potted oregano plants too, just not as fast. Is it due to too much water? I notice the soil stays wet for longer in an indoor condition because I have standard lamps instead of sunlight which also gives radiant heat to evaporate water.

I also had a parsley plant spontaneously succumb to root rot yesterday, over the period of one, maybe two nighnts indoors. I'm definately thinking im overwatering given a standard potting soil mix with no provision for the lack of sun energy.

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Old November 2, 2015   #2
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Oregano will die if it is over watered. Once it gets a good set of roots it can go a long time without much water.

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Old November 2, 2015   #3
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Herbs are fine on the dry side. Except mint and lemon balm. When you first plant ANY PLANT in a pot it will need to be kept moist until it's established, but after that herbs at least you can ignore a bit.
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Oregano is a Mediterranean herb which thrives on neglec and an arid climatet. Too much water will kill it.

I put mine in pots and never water it.
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To give an example I have a really nice Pothos ivy in the house in a little pot that gets watered about once every two months.
It grows it's leaves are huge and shiny, some are about have the size of a big dish.
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Old November 6, 2015   #6
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Wow, thanks for the responses everyone! unfortunately, my account took almost a month to activate and then another month for the firth post to get approved. The oregano plant has been dead for about a month. I guess I will try with another oregano plant!
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