Growing Marjoram is a great way to add both flavor and fragrance in the kitchen or garden. Marjoram plants are also great for attracting butterflies and other beneficial insects to the garden, making them ideal for use as companion plantings. Marjoram should be located in areas receiving full sun with light, well-drained soil. Likewise, Marjoram plants can be grown in containers indoors and treated as houseplants. Established plants require little care, other than occasional watering. Since Marjoram is tolerant of drought, it makes an exceptional plant for beginner herb growers. If you forget to water it, that’s okay. When harvesting Marjoram, pick the shoots just before flowers begin to open. This results in the best flavor, as fully opened blooms produce a bitter taste.
Sweet Marjoram is a close relative of Oregano, but offers a more delicate flavor to cooking. It is best used fresh at the end of preparing a dish so the flavor will be enhanced and not overpowered. Most popular in Italian and Greek cooking.
Height: 12-24 in.
Days to Maturity: 85
Sun Exposure: Full Sun