Sweet Marjoram | Organic Herb Seed
$3.85 – $23.00 AUD excl gst
- Aroma is similar to oregano, but sweeter and more balsam-like. Compact plant
- Edible blooms: Use the flowers, which have a mild and marjoram-like flavor, as you would the herb to garnish salads, soups, stews, sauces, and stuffing. Also pairs well with citrus, mushrooms, and fish
- Organically grown. ACO12180
- Avg. 130,000 seeds/30g
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Origanum majorana
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days at 18–21°C.
SOWING: Transplant (recommended): Sow seeds in flats 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Sprinkle seeds on the top of the growing medium and tamp them into the soil mix. Do not cover seeds, as they require light to germinate. Keep moist until germination. Transplant to individual containers when seedlings have 4 true leaves. When the danger of frost has passed in the spring, transplant outside, spacing plants 30cmapart in rows 45cm apart. To keep plants healthy, pinch back new growth, remove any old wood at the end of the winter, and replace the plants every 4 years.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun/Part Shade.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Marjoram grows well in light soil of average fertility. It will not tolerate dry soils.
PLANT HEIGHT: 20-60cm.
PLANT SPACING: 30cm.
HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 9-11.
HARVEST: Harvest entire stems just as plants are coming into bloom, cutting about 5cm above the base of the plant. An established planting can be cut back two to six times during the growing season.
DAYS TO MATURITY: 80-95
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