Tips On Growing Marjoram
One herb that can definitely help add flavour into your meals is Marjoram. This herb
is a great and delicious herb, but not everyone understands what a great addition it can be to your kitchen
or even to your herb garden. There are many different names for Marjoram leaves such as Sweet Marjoram,
Annual Marjoram, and Garden Marjoram.
This plant grows perennially, though it is thought of as annual. It is unable to grow during the
winter season since they die due to the cold. Usually, people use the cuttings or seeds from their harvest to make
the next year's plants. Unless you live in a very mild area, then it will be necessary to replant your Marjoram
Marjoram plants grow like oregano, since they are similar plants. They both
grow into bushes that are about two feet high. The herb not only smells wonderful but it also looks
It has small white flowers in its
bushes as well. The smell of Marjoram is so strong that it even is noticeable after it has been dried. This is why
it is used in washing waters and dusting powders.
The herb is also great to use for food, in sausages, soups, or wherever a strong and
interesting flavour is required. That is why it is a great herb for everyone to have, whether or not they are
If you wish to plant your Marjoram by the time
that the spring comes knocking at the door, it is best to start with seeds around two months before the last
frost. Keep the seed planted indoors first and by the time spring comes you will be able to bring them out
into the sun and soil.
It is best for your seeds to be planted in soil that has a lot of organic material.
You should set the seeds six to eight inches from each other so that they will be able to grow fully. It is
important to keep the soil for the marjoram moist, especially the soil around the
In order to keep away weeds, you
should aerate and cultivate your soil often. This will keep the weeds from competing with the plants for soil and
nutrients. After you harvest your marjoram, make sure to add compost around the plants.
Once you start to see the white flowers on your marjoram bushes, cut them to half a foot
above the soil. Do this again when the flowers come back later in the year. You should water your marjoram bushes
every so often and trim them as well.
After you harvest marjoram leaves, you can choose to use them while they are still fresh or dry them for later use.
If you wish to dry the marjoram, then you should tie the stems of the leaves together then hang them in a dry and
dark place. After it is dry, it will still be very scented and the taste will be retained.
Once it is completely dry, you should
crush the leaves and take out the stems then store them properly.