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Questions About Marjoram Plants

Asked by
ineselewis on
May 22, 2012

Q. can I use marjoram that has started to seed

I have transplanted some marjoram and I keep cutting the top of the stem, which seems to seed faster each time it is cut.

Answered by
Heather on
May 26, 2012
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Yes, you can still use it. You may find it is a bit more bitter or that it loses its flavor a bit, but it is not harmful.

If you find that your marjoram is bolting quickly, this is an indication that the plant is under stress. If you can figure out what is stressing it and correct it, it won't flower as much.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 5, 2015

Q. Marjoram growing in container wilting

I have planted marjoram for the last two years in my container garden in North Georgia. I have had the same problem, wilting and parts dying off. I am giving the plant what it needs in the form of soil and watering (tried watering more, less, etc. – supposed to be very drought tolerant?). Same results this year so far. It was VERY hot here last summer, and it’s already in the high 80’s/low 90’s this year. Could it be the heat getting to it? Should I move it to the shade? It only gets about 6 hours of sun per day, but it’s midday to afternoon mostly. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 8, 2015
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Most likely, it is a watering issue. Even with watering everyday, they are still not getting enough water. In heat like that, you will want to water 2X a day and water the pot for several minutes to make sure it is thoroughly soaked. Plants in containers must be watered daily, even twice a day if temperatures rise above 85 F. As the plants grow larger, they need more water, so while it may have seemed they were getting enough before, now they really need more to sustain themselves.

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Asked by
npco.anchor on
September 15, 2015

Q. Can marjoram be used after it goes to seed?

I had a small herb garden this year. The marjoram seeded out before I could pick and dry it. Can it still be dried and used for cooking?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 18, 2015
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It can still be used, but you may not like the flavor--it will be bitter.

Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/marjoram/tips-for-growing-marjoram.htm

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Asked by
Madilym on
May 4, 2016

Q. Marjoram

What are companion plants for marjoram?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 6, 2016
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Marjoram makes a great companion plant for other Herbs and vegetables.
Grows well with Celery, Corn, Eggplant, Onions, Potato, Radish.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/marjoram/tips-for-growing-marjoram.htm

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Asked by
madln.rose on
July 5, 2018

Q. My marjoram and Italian oregano seedlings sunburned

Hello,

I was recently gifted multiple herbs seedlings. I researched companion planting to make sure I didn’t but competing herbs in the same planter but before I could do this my marjoram and oregano got left in the sun and there was no recognizable green left on the shriveled leaves and the stems were brittle. I transplanted anyway hoping that the root system was still intact and cut back the stems to just above soil. I found some green in a couple of the stems. Will they grow back?

P.S. I live in Dallas, TX and our summer is very hot right now. I’m having trouble balancing water and sunlight, not wanting to kill them all!

Answered by
MichiganDot on
July 5, 2018
A.

This is a crisis situation for those young plants. You absolutely must shade them. Small seedlings are no match for over 90 F. temps in full sun. You might use a small box to shade them from afternoon sun or anything else that will block sun rays if you can't move the planter. I imagine it will take several weeks to recover, if they do. Keep soil moist but not soggy; mulch will help with this

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