If you have seen me at market, I am sure you will have seen these seedlings. Marjoram sweet is one of my favourite herbs as it grows fast, is useful in the kitchen (use instead of Oregano) and is pretty when flowering attracting many beneficial insects. It is a perennial but dies down in Tasmania as is frost tender so best used as an annual. Grows to 60cm high with grey/green leaves and tiny white flowers. Use fresh or dry, useful in soups, stews, sauces (I add some to the yearly passata making), and flavouring most meats.
Sow: mid Sept to February – sow on surface and mix in.
Marjoram is indigenous to Cyprus, Turkey, the Mediterranean, Western Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, and the Levant, and was known to the ancient Greeks and Romans as a symbol of happiness. It may have spread to the British Isles during the Middle Ages. Marjoram was not widely used in the United States until after World War II.