Mild, sweet and absolutely delicious in dressings, soups and salads.
Sweet Marjoram produces leaves that are aromatic, mild and sweet and absolutely delicious in dressings, soups and salads. It is said that this herb is a must when cooking strong meats. The plant is a vigorous grower often reaching 60 cm (2') in height. As sweet marjoram is a very tender perennial hardy only to Zone 7, it is almost always grown as an annual. Also known as Pot Marjoram, French Marjoram or Cretan Oregano.
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How To Grow
3200 seeds/gram Sow seed directly outdoors in a sunny site with average soil in late May to mid-June. Seed can also be started indoors in a soil-less mix 6-8 weeks before last frost date. Keep temperature at 21 C (70 F) for the 7-14 day germination period, then grow on at a slightly cooler temperature before hardening off and transplanting outside after the danger of frost has passed. Sow seed 6 mm (1/4") deep and 6 mm(1/4") apart then thin to 12.5 cm (5") apart in the garden.