Perennial herb. Marjoram aka “sweet marjoram”. (Oregano aka “wild marjoram”).
Marjoram Growing Guide
- gather sprigs as needed
- gather stems for drying in early summer (just before plants bloom)
- harvest leaves to keep bushy
- average, well drained
- hardy in mild winters
- drought tolerant
- not generally needed
- pinch frequently to delay flowering and to keep plants bushy
- if gets lanky, trim back to promote new growth
- hardy; only occasional watering
oregano, thyme, pepper
- size: 12-24 inches tall
- Marjoram tea or add fresh/dried marjoram to food: helps digestive problems (nausea, flatulence, stomach cramps, diarrhea, constipation).
- Attracts bee pollen.
"When used long term in a medicinal fashion, marjoram is possibly unsafe. There is some evidence that it could cause cancer if used for too long. Applying fresh marjoram to your skin or eye is not recommended since it may cause irritation."
Our Marjoram Progress
Our Marjoram was gifted to us by Melisse (neighbour).
- Marjoram Growing Guide (growveg.com.au)