Heirloom Herb Sweet Marjoram

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 bread and stuffings, mushrooms, poultry, or beans and adds bright flavor to a wide range of everyday cooking.



Spring/summer/fall harvest
Handles light frost


How to Grow

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.

Sweet Marjoram

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