Growing Food

How to Grow Marjoram!

Marjoram blog post
Marjoram is a beautiful evergreen plant that is a great addition to your garden. It helps to attract bees, butterflies, and birds.
 

How to Grow:

Plant marjoram after your last spring frost or 8 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web App.

Marjoram seeds will be planted 1/4 inch deep, 4 per square foot, in the full sun. Take care to notice what plants are around the area as well, see the companion plant section below. Marjoram will sprout in approximately 80-95 days. Water regularly being careful to not over water.

Companion Plants:

Companion planting is a vital part of organic gardening. Companion plants assist in the growth of others by attracting beneficial insects, repelling pests, or providing nutrients, shade, or support. There are also plants that do not like being next to each other. Some plants get too tall and can provide too much shade for your plant. Sometimes certain plants attract the same pests, so it is important to try and separate these. Herbs (like this!) are especially great companion plants because they help to repel pests from your other plants!

         Good Bad
Basil Peas NONE!
Broccoli Rhubarb  
Cabbage Stevia  
Cauliflower Summer Squash (Zucchini)  
Cucumbers Sweet Potatoes  
Eggplant Tarragon  
Marigolds Tomatoes (bush & vine)  
Oregano    

 
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Pests:

Pests can be one of the most difficult challenges you face in the garden. We strive to grow food without the use of pesticide and luckily there are natural solutions for most of these nasty pests! The pests listed below are common pests for marjoram:

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Harvesting:

Marjoram will be ready to harvest in approximately 80-95 days after sprouting. Harvest by simply cutting the outer leaves right after the flower buds appear, but are not open. You can dry the leaves by hanging in a dry, warm location.

Cooking & Eating!

Marjoram is a mild tasting herb that is commonly added into salads and sometimes into beans, peas, and carrots.

 

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