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One the traditional fines herbs of France.
In addition to the herbal mix of scents present in Za'atar, fuzzy green leaves add interest and texture to the garden. Use this wild marjoram in fresh salad recipes and Mediterranean dishes. With hints of marjoram, oregano, and thyme Za'atar is an herbal blend of flavors infused in one plant.
Start indoors about 8-10 weeks before last frost. Sow seed 1/4" deep in seed starting formula. Place containers in a south facing window or under grow lights until seedlings emerge. Keep moist. Seedlings emerge in 14-21 days.
How to Grow
Transplant to individual containers when seedlings have at least 2 pairs of leaves. Before transfer to garden, accustom to outdoor conditions for a week. A sunny spot with good drainage and slightly acidic soil is ideal for sweet marjoram. Pinch or harvest from plants frequently throughout the season to encourage bushy, upright growth.
The warm, sweet flavor of marjoram makes it one of the best culinary herbs. Try it in vinegars, salads, and sauces; add it to dishes with meat, fish, pasta or mushrooms. Marjoram is attractive in the garden and makes a good edging or rock garden plant.