Sweet marjoram is an annual with a low, spreading growth habit. Leaves are gray-green and velvety to the touch. Sweet marjoram is another member of the Oregano family but with a sweeter, milder flavor.
Harvest marjoram when ball-like tips appear at the ends of the stems. When the plant starts to bloom, cut plants back close to the ground to stimulate a new flush of growth. The second flush of growth tends to be a more desired crop than the first cutting. Air dry cut stems and store in sealed containers.
Marjoram is used in soups, egg dishes, beef, and chicken dishes, sausages, cheese and tomato dishes.
Sweet marjoram is easily grown as a container plant indoors in a sunny location. Start plants from seed or cutting or dig up plants from the garden before frost and bring them indoors.