Marjoram: Sweet


Origanum marjorana

Common name: sweet marjoram

This wonderful fragrant and edible Mediterranean herb has a mild citrus flavour and is fantastic when roasted with sweet potatoes! It is used extensively in Mediterranean cooking and savoury dishes.

“Use 4 – 5 sweet potatoes, wash well and chop into bite sized chunks Toss potatoes in 50ml olive oil and 25ml chopped fresh sweet Marjoram leaves. Roast at 180° for 45 min until gold and crisp”

Sweet marjoram is a perennial with small greenish grey oval leaves that reaches a height of 45cm. It grows in the full sun in most soils. Be sure not to overwater as marjoram enjoys a slightly drier climate. Origanum marjorana forms a low growing spreading bush that lasts for many years. It can be planted in a container or used as a small shrub in the garden. Knot like white flowers appear in late summer and these flowers are loved by the bees. To encourage new growth it is best to trim some of the buds or flowers off.

It is best to cover and use mulch for this pant in frost prone areas.

Medicinally, Sweet marjoram is used extensively. It is known as a natural disinfectant; it is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial and has also been used for bruising, flatulence and anxiety.

Eastern Cape Stockists:

Floradale Nursery – Port Elizabeth
Floradale Nursery – East London
Red Leaf Nursery – Port Alfred
Builders Express East London
Builders Express – Jeffreys Bay
Builders Express – Newton Park
Builders Express – Queenstown
Builders Express – Uitenhage
Builders Express – Walmer
Builders Express – Walker drive
Builders Warehouse – Port Elizabeth

Free State Stockists:

Alma Kwekery – Welkom
Bruwer Kwekery – Bloemfontein
Builders Warehouse Bloemfontein
Greenside Kwekery – Bloemfontein
Harrismith Kwekery – Harrismith
Plants@Preller – Bloemfontein
Platberg Nursery – Harrismith
Pretty Garden Tuinsentrum – Bloemfontein
Urth Garden Centre – Bloemfontein

Gauteng Stockists:

4 Seasons Nursery – Heidelberg
Colourful Splendour – Craighall Park
Garden Pavilion – Brandmullers
Garden Pavilion – Eckards
Garden Pavilion – Sunkist
GardenShop Broadacres
GardenShop Bryanston
GardenShop Flora Farm
GardenShop Menlo Park
GardenShop Parktown North
Lifestyle Home Garden – Randburg
Montrose Nursery – Morningside
Plant Paradise Garden Centre – Pretoria
Safari Tuinsentrum – Pretoria
Schaffler’s Nursery – Johannesburg

Limpopo Stockists:

Garden Pavilion – Sterkloop

Mpumalanga Stockists:

Garden Pavilion – Montana
Garden Pavilion – White River

North West Stockists:

Clarks Tuinsentrum – Lichtenburg
Garden Pavilion – Potchefstroom

Western Cape Stockists:

Cape Garden – Joostenbergvlakte
Cape Garden – Somerset West
Cape Garden – Stellenbosch
Starke Ayres Garden Centre – Rosebank
Starke Ayres Garden Centre – West Coast Village
Stodels – Bellville
Stodels – Constantia
Stodels – Kenilworth
Stodels – Milnerton
Stodels – Somerset West
Builders Express – Kenilworth
Builders Express – Knysna
Builders Express – Stellenbosch
Builders Express – Willowbridge
Builders Warehouse – Cape Gate
Builders Warehouse – City
Builders Warehouse – Constantiaberg
Builders Warehouse – George
Builders Warehouse – Helderberg
Builders Warehouse – Table View
Builders Warehouse – Tygerberg

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