(Best months for growing Sweet Marjoram in New Zealand - cool/mountain regions)
S = Plant undercover in seed trays. T = Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Sweet marjoram, from the same family as oregano, is a fragrant and useful herb. The name Knotted Marjoram comes from the way the flowers are collected into roundish close heads like knots.
Can be sown direct but the seeds are very small and should be very lightly covered, so it is easier to sow in boxes and plant out at about 15cm to 20 cm tall.
It does well in a container and can be grown under cover for use during the winter. It hates winter cold and wet and does best with a temperature of 22C during the day and 15C at night.
Sweet Marjoram has a mild oregano flavor with a hint of balsam.
Sweet Marjoram can be used as a substitute for oregano in sauces for mediterranean style pizza, lasagna, and eggplant parmigiana.
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