Sweet Majoram

Majoram Sweet (Marorana hortensis) - treat as Annual


Plant Height

Up to 30cm/12 inches

Where to Sow

Indoors/Outdoors in small pots 7.5cm/3" diameter or directly in the ground in sun or partial shade. 

Sowing time

Outdoors - March/April - temperature   +16C/61F.  

Indoors - 6 weeks before the end of frosts

How to Sow

2.5cm/1-inch apart. Press into soil surface

After Germination

Because the seeds are so tiny it is difficult to space individual plants. Transplant clumps of 3 - 6 seedlings every 6 - 8 inches in the open. Thin to 3 clumps of 3-4 plants per pot.

Growing on -  in Pots

When 5cm/2-inches transplant 1 clump per 15cm/6 inch pot. Harden off  plants raised indoors and finally move outdoors once all danger of frost has passed.

Growing on- in ground

When 5cm/2-inches tall, thin or plant out to one clump 30cm/12-inches 30cm/12 inches apart. 


Leaves can be harvested anytime. Cut the leafy stems at flowering for drying.


Can be used as a substitute for Oregano in most dishes. Also good  sprinkled on pizzas and Vegetable dishes.