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Sweet Marjoram Guide

Containing high amount of iron, vitamin A, C, and calcium. Calm digestive troubles like bloating and nausea. It has antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory properties. Repel cabbage moth. Savor and sweet dishes – use in marinades, stuffing. Pairs well with vegetables, meat, other herbs, and fruits.


Sweet marjoram grows well in temperate climate ranging from 65°F-80°F. They do great in containers and gardens. Bank on Seeds recommends transplanting.

If Direct Seeding

  • Direct seed outside 2-3 weeks after last frost date; or
  • Direct seed into a container 6-8 inches deep and wide anytime of the year. It can be placed outside when the temperature is between 60°F-80°F; or

If Transplanting

Begin the growing season early and start the sweet marjoram seeds indoors in trays or pods 6 weeks before the last frost date; germination is best between 60°F-70°F. It can be transplanted outside 8 weeks later.

Surface sow marjoram seeds 4-6 inches apart by gently pressing them gently into moist soil – no need to cover as they need light to germinate. If planting multiple rows, leave 8-10 inches in between. Germination will take 14-21 days.


Marjoram likes well-draining, fertile soil. They also like full sun and regular watering in its first 4 weeks.  Once established, let dry fully between watering. Check the top 2-3 inches of soil and if it is dry, then water it.

Marjoram does not require fertilizer but if you want, add aged compost to the top of the soil.


Sweet Marjoram is full grown (mature) in 80 days. You can start picking leaves in 8 weeks as needed – pinch back the stems frequently to encourage growth. Sweet marjoram is good fresh and dry.


Aphids, cutworms, mites, thrips – handpick or spray off, plant collars, row covers, insecticide, neem oil

*Companion plant marjoram with celery, corn, eggplants, onions, peas, and radishes. *

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