Marjoram is sometimes confused with oregano. Marjoram is a subspecies of oregano; they are not the same. The leaves of both plants are used in cooking. Marjoram is sweet and light flavored. Oregano is robust and spicy flavored. Marjoram leaves are oval and gray-green; oregano leaves are oval and dark green. Marjoram is grown smaller than oregano which can grow tall and broad.
I need at least 4 hours of afternoon sun but can go all day
- 25-45 Days
When to harvest: Marjoram is ready for harvest 60 days after sowing. Cut fresh leaves as needed once plants are 4 to 6 inches tall. The flavor of marjoram leaves intensifies in hot weather. Cut-and-come-again harvesting will renew plants. The flavor is best before the plant flowers. You can extend the harvest by removing the flower buds as they form.
How to harvest: Snip leaves with a garden pruner or scissors.