Sweet Marjoram (Origanum Majorana) 500 seeds (#1735)
About the product
An annual plant. Fresh and dried marjoram leaves are used as a seasoning for meats, cold cuts, soups, etc. It facilitates digestion.
The infusion of the plant is used for headaches, colds and indigestion.
Grow sweet marjoram in full sun and well-drained soil with average fertility. Neutral to alkaline soil is preferred. Divide plants every two or three years, and share the divisions with herb-loving friends. Marjoram tolerates some drought once established and tends to grow poorly where summers are highly moist and humid. It is only moderately hardy, much less so than standard oregano, and especially intolerant of cold, wet winter weather.
Approximately 500 seeds in 1 g packet.
Genus - Origanum
Species - Majorana
Common name - Sweet Marjoram
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 10
Plant type - Annual, perennial
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Rich, Loam, Sand, Well Drained
Water requirements - Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Landscape uses - Container, Edging, Edible, Groundcover, Herb / Vegetable, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
Optimal temperature for germination is +22-+25C.
After the initial watering under mist, trays should be kept evenly moist but not saturated with water, and humidity should be 85%.
Germination occurs in 7-14 days.
Light levels can be at ambient greenhouse levels throughout the germination and growing on stages. If a germination chamber is used, light is not required to promote germination, but enough light is needed to prevent seedlings from stretching until the trays are moved to the greenhouse.