A herb loved by historians and foodies alike, marjoram is a majorly good addition to any garden. Featured in herbs de provence, Za’atar and other such culinary keepers, this cousin to oregano delights with its sweet pine and citrus flavors.
Sprouts in: 1 - 2 weeks
Harvest in: 5 - 12 weeks
During the first two weeks a temperature of 26 °C / 79 °F would be perfect to promote germination, but your normal home conditions work well also. Overall Marjoram grows best in temperatures between 18 - 30 °C / 64 - 86 °F.
Marjoram grows in a quite unique creeping manner, like a small ball of mess, but that is just the way it grows! The older it gets, the messier it grows.
Be sure to cut your Marjoram back strongly and use its leaves for cooking! Prune the plant and leave about 1 inch / 2.5 cm to promote or at least 2 pairs of true leaves to grow to promote new growth.
If you don't prune your Marjoram pod it will flower, you can use these pretty little flowers to garnish your dishes.
Depending on how much you love your Marjoram, one pod may last up to 3 months.
If your plant is old and starts to degrade feel free to remove the plant from the cavity and plant it outdoors. Marjoram will grow as a perennial herb also in hardy climate. If it flowers it will set seed and you’ll have new plants in your garden with zero effort.
- A herb loved through ages and now by modern foodies, Marjoram is a fantastic addition to any garden. It is a cousin of oregano and delights people with its sweet pine and citrus flavors. We really hope you enjoy it!