Herb Profile – Marjoram

February 16, 2013 Gardening Gals Uncategorized

MarjoramMarjoram is a hardy perennial that prefers poor soil and full sun.  For the first month or so, water your plants whenever they dry out, after that they should be able to take care of themselves as they are drought tolerant.

When harvesting Marjoram select new growth just before the buds form and never take too much.  Harvest about a quarter of a plant per season, no more.

Marjoram plants are great for attracting butterflies and other beneficial insects to the garden, making them ideal for companion planting.

They can be grown in pots or directly in the ground.

Marjoram has a mild Oregano flavour and can be used in tomato, egg, fish and cheese dishes.  It is also a good substitute for Oregano in sauces for mediterranean style pizza, lasagna and eggplant parmigiana.

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