Planting Guide and Seed Saving Notes for Marjoram

Marjoram (Origanum majorana)

Delicate, potent flavored leaves are a backbone of the kitchen.

How to Grow Marjoram from Seed

Bed Preparation

Marjoram is an annual that prefers full sun and well-drained soil high in organic matter.

Planting

Sow seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost or direct sow outdoors once the danger of frost has passed. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 70-80°F. Sow seeds 1/16” deep and 3-4” apart. Seeds will germinate in 14-21 days. Space mature plants 12" apart.

Harvest

Harvest above ground parts, with or without flowers, leaving 3” above the soil line. Leaves can be used fresh or dried to season meats, stews, etc.