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Sweet Marjoram

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Sweet Marjoram

Origanum majorana

100 mg packet contains ~400 seeds

Grown for it's tender aromatic leaves, Marjoram flowers can also be steam distilled to produce an essential oil that has a yellow color that darkens to brown as it ages.

A relative of Oregano, this lovely herb has a delicate sweet flavor, balsam-like aroma and mild spicy flavor. This oval shaped leaves, can be dried, or used fresh for many culinary possibilities. Commonly used in anything from meat dishes, to soups, sauces and dressing, to salads.

A native of Asia minor(Turkey), and classically grown throughout the mediterranean, it does well in most regions.

Plant seeds in thin strips(3-4 per inch), with a light sprinkling of soil over the top, after danger of frost has passed (may also be planted indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost). With a decent seedling mix, plants will not need to be fertilized for the first 2-4 weeks, as they will absorb all they need from the soil.

Pinch off the top of the plant as it gets to be a few inches tall, to increase branching and more vigorous growth

Herbal Lemonade Boil 2 cups of water and pour over a 2" sprig of rosemary OR 1 heaping tablespoon of lavender flowers. Steep for 5-8 minutes and then remove herbs. Add 1/3 c. sugar or honey and stir to dissolve. Pour into a 1 quart jar and add 1/4 c. lemon juice. Fill the rest of the way with cold water. Chill and taste, adjusting lemon and sweetness to taste. Serve over ice, with a small fresh sprig of rosemary or lavender if you like.

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