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Growing Marjoram

 

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Below are general guidelines for growing marjoram including plant height to enable you to plan exactly where to place them when growing amongst other plants.

 

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Plant Height

Up to 30cm/12 inches

Where to Sow

Indoors/Outdoors in small pots 7.5cm/3" diameter or directly in the ground in sun or partial shade. 

 

Sowing time

Outdoors - March/April - temperature   +16C/61F.  

Indoors - 6 weeks before the end of frosts

 

How to Sow

2.5cm/1-inch apart. Press into soil surface

 

After Germination

Because the seeds are so tiny it is difficult to space individual plants. Transplant clumps of 3 - 6 seedlings every 6 - 8 inches in the open. Thin to 3 clumps of 3-4 plants per pot.

 

Growing on - 
in Pots

When 5cm/2-inches transplant 1 clump per 15cm/6 inch pot. Harden off  plants raised indoors and finally move outdoors once all danger of frost has passed.

Growing on-
in open ground

When 5cm/2-inches tall, thin or plant out to one clump 30cm/12-inches 30cm/12 inches apart. 

Harvesting

Leaves can be harvested anytime. Cut the leafy stems at flowering for drying.

Uses

Can be used as a substitute for Oregano in most dishes. Also good  sprinkled on pizzas and Vegetable dishes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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