Marjoram Growing Guide
Crop Rotation Group
Average, well drained.
Full sun to partial afternoon shade.
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.
Not generally needed.
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.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalized calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.
Frequent pinching back helps to keep plants bushy and full, and it delays flowering.
Gather sprigs as needed in the kitchen. Gather stems for drying in early summer, just before the plants bloom.
May become lanky by midsummer. Trim back to promote the emergence of new growth.
Planting and Harvesting Calendar
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Pests which Affect Marjoram