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  • pot marjoram seeds / Origanum vulgare
  • Eventual height: 0.45m
  • Eventual spread: 0.45m

marjoram - pot

pot marjoram seeds / Origanum vulgare

Perfect for pollinators £1.99
Pot size approx 200 seeds
approx 200 seeds
Quantity

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: poor to moderately fertile, well-drained, preferably alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: slow to average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Loose clusters of pink or white flowers appear from mid-summer to early autumn above the strongly aromatic, dark green leaves. Oregano is an essential plant for a well-stocked, sunny herb garden. The leaves have a slightly milder flavour than Greek Oregano and are an important ingredient for sauces and pizza toppings. They may also be marinated to make flavoured oil that can be used in salad dressings. An excellent herb for drying, the leaves will have the strongest flavour just before the plant starts to flower.

  • Garden care:Sow shallowly in trays or pots filled with good quality seed compost in spring. Thin out when large enough to handle, potting on as the seedlings grow. Gradually acclimatise before planting out into a sunny spot after all frosts have passed allowing 30cm between each plant. Avoid overwatering, particularly in winter and keep fertilisers to a minimum to ensure the best flavour. Frequently pinching it back will encourage compact, bushy growth.

  • Sow: September - May

  • Harvest: July - November

  • Approximate quantity: 200 seeds.

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