Herbs > Marjoram Herb

Information on, uses of and how to grow marjoram:

Name
Oreganum majorana.

Family
Labiatae.

History
Marjoram was historically used as a food preservative and as a remedy for colds and sore throats. Dried, ground marjoram used to be used as snuff.

Growing pattern
Perennial.

Seeds
Buy Sweet Marjoram Seeds (Organic and Non-Organic) from The Green Chronicle (Pay in £, $US, Euro).

How to grow
Sow the seed in April. Marjoram will also grow from rooted cuttings.

Soil condition/position
Marjoram is slow to mature but if sown in a sunny position it should flower during its first summer. It can be grown in a container.

Appearance
Marjoram grows to a height of 45cm. It has a sweet spicy taste but is milder than oregano.

Uses
Use as Oregano.