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Marjoram Seeds - Sweet

Botanical - Origanum majorana


Seed Count:
760 Seeds
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760 Seeds.

Other Names - Knotted Marjoram...

Sweet marjoram is a low growing, spreading perennial and is happy to grow in containers. It has a similar aroma to oregano however a little sweeter. The tender fresh leaves can be harvested all through the summer months and dried for winter use. The flowers produced at the end of the summer are also edible and attractive to bees. Sweet marjoram is often grown as an annual as it will only survive over the winter in milder areas. For a constant supply of fresh leaves over the winter months simply pot up and bring indoors in autumn.

  • An aroma similar to oregano but sweeter.
  • Flowers are edible, leaves can be dried.
  • Fresh tender leaves, delicious in salads and pizza toppings.

Suitable For - Containers, vegetable plot, raised beds, flower borders, window sill, wildlife gardens

Sowing Months - March - May

Harvest - As soon as established

Uses - Flavouring for meats, salads, omelettes, vinegars etc. Flower heads used for crafts

Soil Preperation

Add a little well rotted manure or compost to the soil a few weeks before sowing. If the soil is heavy clay or the drainage is poor mix in a generous amount of sand and gravel to the soil also. Remove any weeds from the area.

General InformationSowing & Planting Information
Habit Perennial usually grown as an annual Module Grown & Transplants
Type Evergreen Distance between plants 30 cm
Position Full sun Distance between rows 45 cm
Average height 50 cm Direct Sowing
Average spread 30 - 45 cm Sowing distance between plants N/A
Hardiness Hardy Distance between rows N/A
Overwintering No Sowing depth 2 mm
Soil Ph Neutral to alkaline Germination temperature 15 to 20℃
Soil condition Well drained, poor to moderately fertile soil RHS Bee friendly Yes
RHS Award winner No Days to germination 10 - 30 days

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Sow the seeds thinly on the surface of moist compost in modules or small pots.
Cover the seeds with a light sprinkling of vermiculite or fine compost.
Place in a propagator or clear plastic bag and seal. Germinate at the temperature suggested above.
Once germination has started remove from the propagator or bag and place in a cooler but not cold location. Protect from frost.
When the marjoram seedlings are large enough to handle thin to 4 - 7 strong seedlings per pot.
Grow on in a frost free greenhouse or cold frame.
Plant out after all risk of frost has passed, harden off over 7 - 10 days before planting out.

Direct Sowing

Germinate indoors for best results.

Growing On

Water the young plants regularly until established.
Established plants will need watering frequently especially in dry weather or if growing in pots.


Harvesting can start as soon as the plants are established and growing strong.
Pick little and often to encourage more leaves to grow.
The leaves freeze well.


The leaves can be dried and are best harvested just before the plants start to flower. The flavour of the leaves will be at their strongest at this time.

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