Plant Profile: Marjoram

Marjoram is part of the origanum species (which include Oregano) but this lovely herb can really stand on its own.

Profile-MarjoramIdeal to be grown from seed in spring, they can also be grown easily from cuttings or dividing clumps in spring or autumn. With the exception of deadheading after flowering, this plant require little attention otherwise.

Sunlight: Find an open, sunny position for your marjoram.

Watering: Allow the soil or potting mix to dry between waterings. Water less when the weather is cooler.

Soil: Marjoram loves a well-drained, sandy loam soil. It grows extremely well in containers as well (use Tomato & Herb Potting Mix), so if you’re looking for something to fill a sunny corner in the backyard, this could be just what you’ve been looking for.

Mulching: Sugar Cane Mulch is an ideal mulch around the base of your marjoram plant, this will make your waterings go even further.

Pruning: Deadhead spent flowers to keep the leafy growth growing. Marjoram responds well to pruning as it helps to keep the plant compact and stimulates new growth.

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