Sweet marjoram is mild and sweet and is delicious in stuffings, soups, stews, omelettes, cheese dishes, fish sauces and salads. Grow with Broccoli to repel the cabbage butterfly. Herbalists have always recommended Marjoram for depression, to lower high blood pressure and combat headaches, and neuralgia. It can also be used as a tonic particularly after influenza and as a gentle mild laxative.
Sow from late winter to early summer 1.5mm deep in John Innes Seed Compost. Make sure the compost is moist but not wet, seal in a polythene bag until after germination which usually takes 14-21 days at 16-18C. Transplant when large enough to handle into 8cm pots. Later plant out 3cm apart in ordinary soil in full sun.