How to grow... Marjoram

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Marjoram is a lovely herb to grow with its pink/purple flowers that come out in the summer. It’s full of flavour and really easy to use in cooking. If you’re a fan of Mediterranean cuisine, this one is for you! Sprinkle a few leaves onto your pizza and enjoy…

  • Planting Tips
  • Growing advice
  • Chef's Corner

The right site

Choose a nice sunny spot with well-drained soil – this herb is used to Mediterranean climates!

Can be grown in....

Planting in a pot that you can put outside in the summer and inside in the winter works wonders!

How far apart?

30cm apart

Looking after your plants....

Marjoram is technically a perennial although most people grow them as annuals. If you bring them inside over the winter they are likely to grow back the following year.


Watering them

Be careful not to over water – marjoram is used to dry conditions.



Pinch off flowers

Pick off flower heads as they appear to keep the leaves tasting good (they tend to get a bit more bitter once the plant has flowered)


Great with...

Marjoram is a classic Mediterranean herb that works really well with dishes from its homeland.

  • Tomato Sauces
  • Sprinkled over pizza
  • Moussaka

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