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Sweet Marjoram Herb Plant

Origanum majorana 


Grow Your Own! Growing and harvesting your own herbs is easy and cheaper than buying from the store.


A more delicately flavored oregano, Marjoram is a cold-sensitive perennial herb or undershrub with sweet pine and citrus flavors, and is used for seasoning soups, stews, salad dressings, vegetables,  pizza, sauces, and herbal teas. 


Common Name: Marjoram

Type: Annual, but a Perennial in zones 9 and above                      

Family: Lamiaceae                        

Exposure: Full sun, in moist well-drained soil.

Zones: 7-9

Fertilizer: Add compost at planting time.

Mature size: 30" tall x 18"wide

Resists: Deer 


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Planting: Plant after danger of frost has passed. You can plant this in spring or fall. Select an area with sandy loam, which has good drainage where it will get at least 6 hours of direct sun. Space approx. 12” apart. This plant should be planted at the same depth it was growing in the container.


Watering: Give about an inch of water per week. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Over watering can cause root rot and other problems.


To harvest and store: Harvest before the flowers appear for optimal flavor. Collect on a dry day, in the morning after the dew has dried, and hang in small bunches (to ensure proper drying) in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight for a week until thoroughly dry. Then remove the dried herbs from the stems, and store in an air tight container such as a glass jar, out of direct sunlight. Properly dried herbs should last between 1-3 years.



Plant Type
Annual (completes life cycle in 1 season)
Sun Exposure
Full (6 hrs min of direct sun)
Aromatic
Yes
Attracts
Bees and Butterflies