Sweet marjoram is valued for its culinary use. It is similar to oregano although it has a sweeter and less spicy flavour. Sweet marjoram is easy to grow indoors or outdoors and makes an excellent addition to your herb garden. A member of the mint family, marjoram has grayish green leaves, small clustered white flowers, and grows 1-2 feet tall. In warm climates it can be a perennial; in colder climates, it is an annual.
How to Grow Sweet Marjoram
Seeds can be started indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. If starting outdoors, wait at least 2 weeks after the last frost. Choose a location with full sun and well-draining soil. Marjoram prefers a soil pH of 6.7 to 7.0. For detailed information on growing marjoram, please visit our article: How to grow marjoram.