Marjoram Growing Guide

Soil

Average, well drained.

Position

Full sun to partial afternoon shade.

Frost tolerant

Hardy only where winters are mild. In cold climates, pot up plants in fall and grow them through winter indoors. Marjoram is easy to root from 2-inch long stem tip cuttings.

Feeding

Not generally needed.

Companions

Oregano, Thyme and Pepper.

Spacing

Single Plants: 7″ (20cm) each way (minimum)
Rows: 5″ (15cm) with 9″ (25cm) row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Start with a purchased plant, or start seeds indoors and set out at about the time of your last frost.

Notes

Frequent pinching back helps to keep plants bushy and full, and it delays flowering.

Harvesting

Gather sprigs as needed in the kitchen. Gather stems for drying in early summer, just before the plants bloom.

Troubleshooting

May become lanky by midsummer. Trim back to promote the emergence of new growth.