Growing Marjoram Herb Seed
- Days to Maturity: Tender perennial, Annual in Northern regions 60-85
- Hardiness Zone: 9-10
- Planting Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Spacing: 6-12”
- Growth Habit: Upright
- Soil Preference: Rich, sandy and well-drained
- Temp Preference: Warm
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Color: Light-green leaves with white or lilac flower-knots
- Flavor: Warm spice with sweet, woody notes
Sowing and Growing
This herb has an aversion to the cold, so it’s best to start these seeds indoors in early spring. Once the threat of frost is over, you can transplant the seedlings outdoors by planting them 12” apart or in a pot with well-drained soil, where they can receive full sun. Marjoram seeds will germinate in 1-2 weeks and need regular water. With their rounded, flat green leaves, marjoram can be trimmed back at flowering for renewed growth.
Marjoram can be used fresh or dried. Pick leaves as needed, never taking more than ⅓ of the plant. Flowering stems can be used as a tea for headaches and simple gastrointestinal distress. Make sure to store leaves in an airtight container and use them before a new growing season arrives.
Explore these Marjoram Herb Seed Varieties: