Marjoram Leaves

Tips On Growing Marjoram Leaves

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 plants.

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 nice.

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 chefs.

how to grow marjoramIf 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 plants.

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.

Marjoram Leaves