|How to Grow & Harvest Marjoram|
When to PlantMarjoram plants can easily be started from seeds. Get an early start on growing this herb by starting the seeds indoors before the last frost as a houseplant. If you will be direct sowing them into your garden, do so in spring once the threat of frost has passed.
How to Plant
Marjoram grows best in full sun locations with well drained soil. They can tolerate drought and can do well in average soils. Marjoram is actually very drought resistant and only needs to be watered once or twice a week. There is no need to fertilize this plant. Harvest the flowers as soon as they appear, because the leaves will turn bitter once the flowers set.
When to Harvest
Start harvesting your marjoram as soon as it has produced a few dozen leaves. The young, tender leaves have the best flavor. Harvesting is best done early in the morning when the oils are the strongest. Place the leaves in a dry, cool ventilated area. Once dried, you can put them in the freezer for a later time.