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Sweet Marjoram

Sweet Marjoram

Used fresh or dried, its leaves are perfect for salads, dressings, lamb dishes and soups.

Marjoram is sweeter and spicier than oregano but used in much the same way. This herb is great combined with garlic, onion, thyme or basil and you can even harvest the flowers for salads. Growing about 12 in. (30 cm) tall in the summer, the plants need room to breathe, so don’t overcrowd. You can begin lightly harvesting as soon as 6 weeks from planting.

Spacing: 6-8in (15-20cm)

Height: 12-24in (30-60cm)

Exposure: Full Sun - 6+ hours direct sun

• Choose a sunny location (6+ hours of sun) and dig a hole about two times as wide as your pot.

• Remove your plant from the pot by loosening the soil and tipping it out into your hand. Place your plant in the soil about as deep as it was in the pot.

• Refill the space around your plant with soil and press lightly to compact the dirt, keeping your plant firmly in the ground.

• Water immediately to settle the soil, and add more soil as needed, bringing it level to the rest of your garden.

Water as needed all season to keep soil evenly moist, keeping your eye out for the first sign of wilt. Wilting is a sure sign that your sweet marjoram needs water.