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Sweet Marjoram

(Origanum majorana)
This perfumed Mediterranean herb is at its best when harvested fresh from the garden, with a complex, sweeter punge...
(Origanum majorana)
This perfumed Mediterranean herb is at its best when harvested fresh from the garden, with a complex, sweeter pungency than its more assertive cousin, oregano. Marjoram is easy to grow from seed and forms an attractive mound of small-leaved green sprigs. This versatile kitchen companion combines well with garlic, onions, thyme, basil, and bay leaves. It is the herb of choice for flavoring cheese and egg dishes, herb breads and stuffings, mushrooms, poultry or beans and adds bright flavor to a wide range of everyday cooking.
Seed Count: Approx. 1650 / Weight: 0.5 gms
$ 2.23 $ 2.79

PERENNIAL

Spring/summer/fall harvest
Handles light frost

 

TO PLANT DIRECTLY IN THE GARDEN

Once weather has warmed up in spring, sow in full sun in a well-worked, finely textured seed bed with good drainage. Sow seeds 1/2 to 1 inch apart and lightly cover 1/8 inch deep with sifted soil. Keep soil evenly moist and well weeded while awaiting germination. Thin plants 6 to 8 inches apart.

 

TO START INDOORS

Sow seeds 1/2 to 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix and cover 1/8 inch deep. As with most perennial herbs, germination is slow, up to 2 or 3 weeks; be sure to keep the seed moist but not soggy. Provide a strong light source as soon as seedlings emerge. When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant 6 to 8 inches apart in well drained good garden soil in full sun. Growing Notes Keep young seedlings well weeded and evenly watered. Plants grow 12 to 18 in. tall and are perennial in areas where the ground doesn’t freeze. In cold winter climates, pot up sweet marjoram plants and bring indoors to a cool, sunny spot to over-winter; or start new plants from seed each year. Leaves can be easily air dried for later use, but this herb is at its most delicious when freshly harvested.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

Mar – May
Feb - May
Full sun
1/2 –1 inch apart
1/8 inch deep
14 – 21 days
1 to 1 1/2 feet

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

Mar – May
Feb - May
Full sun
1/2 –1 inch apart
1/8 inch deep
14 – 21 days
1 to 1 1/2 feet

Cold Winters

Mar – May

Mild Winters

Feb - May

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Sow Seeds

1/2 –1 inch apart
1/8 inch deep

Days To Germinate

14 – 21 days

Mature Height

1 to 1 1/2 feet

Photos From Our Trial Garden

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