6 edible ground cover plants for backyards and gardens

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Another popular culinary herb that can be used as an edible ground cover is oregano, which is also in the mint family, and sometimes known as wild marjoram. Oregano is fairly drought-tolerant, prefers full sun and well-drained soil, and is one of those plants that really dislikes staying too moist. The plant responds well to being pinched back by retaining a lower and bushier habit, and can be harvested quite often for its fragrant leaves (which can also be dried for a stronger flavor or for storage). Oregano, which is available in a variety of different flavors, can be propagated by seed, cuttings, or division.

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