Marjoram - Seeds & Bulbs

(Origanum majorana)

This relative of oregano has a milder but more complex flavor than its cousin. Some describe the flavor as having a hint of balsam. Try substituting this versatile herb for oregano in dishes such as eggplant Parmesan or pizza. You may be pleasantly surprised! Marjoram is a very popular ingredient in German sausage and herb breads. Legend has it that if you touch Sweet Marjoram before bedtime, you will dream of your future spouse.

Plant Type: Annual
When to Sow Outside: Spring, after last frost.
When to Sow Inside: This method is recommended because the seed is very small. Start 6 - 8 weeks before you plan to transplant outdoors.
Seed Depth: scratch into surface (very shallow)
Seed Spacing: Difficult to space because of tiny seeds. Transplant clumps of 3 - 6 seedlings every 6 - 8 inches.
Days to Emerge: 10 to 15
Thinning: When 2" tall, thin clumps to 12" apart.

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