Cathy Isom has a few tips for you about an easy-to-grow herb that makes an excellent ground cover. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
No herb garden is complete without growing marjoram. It adds flavor and scent to your garden, and is great for many dishes. Butterflies and other helpful insects flock to marjoram, making it a great companion plant.
You can quickly pinpoint marjoram in the garden. It reaches 1-2 feet tall with square stems and grey-green leaves. Small, white flowers grow in clusters over the plant.
Not only does it make a great culinary herb, but it also works as a beautiful outdoor ground cover throughout the summer. Marjoram comes in three varieties: sweet marjoram, pot marjoram, and wild marjoram.
When planting, take note that Marjoram can’t handle cold temperatures. It’s best to start seeds indoors during late winter or early spring, 6-8 weeks before your final frost date. Marjoram can be planted outside at least two weeks after the last frost date.
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