Marjoram has beautiful fragrant leaves that can be used in cooking. It’s said to help with toothaches and also made in a tea to help with mild flu symptoms. A great perennial groundcover in a herb or rockery garden.

How to grow Marjoram in a garden

  1. Choose a full sun position with light fertile soil. Boost nutrient levels by adding Yates Thrive Natural Blood & Bone with Seaweed
  2.  Sow seeds direct or propagate cuttings direct to the soil or in seed trays. Use Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix or a propagation mix. 
  3. Water moderately. When seeds emerge or cuttings produce roots then use a liquid feed to help growth. Use Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate
  4. Harvest when plants are a good size. Store and dry leaves for the winter. Keep the water reduced in the winter to avoid root rot. 



How to grow Marjoram in a pot

  1.  Choose a full sun position. Size of the pot needs to start at 200 mm, add a good free draining potting mix like Yates Premium Potting Mix.
  2.  Sow seed direct or plant cuttings, making sure there is plenty of space between plants. Use some Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix to cover seeds
  3.  Water on a regular basis and once the plants have germinated or taken root, thin them out and use Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate weekly to promote growth. 
  4. Harvest plants when they are a suitable size. Can be pruned to shape. 

Growing tips

  • Prune to promote new growth in the spring and summer 
  • Look out for pests like aphids and caterpillars 
  • Attractive flowers 

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Recommended products

Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix

Specially formulated for trouble-free seed raising in trays (or outdoor seed sowing direclty into the ground) and propagation of cuttings.

Yates Premium Potting Mix

A premium potting mix, ideal for all potted plants and shrubs, including ornamentals, fruit trees, vegies and herbs.