How to Grow Herbs

Sweet Marjoram

Sweet Marjoram is best grown from cuttings. Pull your cuttings off the mature woody stems, dip the ends into a bit of hormone growth powder and plant them in wet sand. Make sure the sand is well drained.

Normally your Marjoram plants only need watering once a week but during hot weather you can water it twice weekly.

Marjoram is a great companion for your green peppers, paprika, brinjals and green beans.

As a Kitchen Herb

Marjoram tastes good in most dishes, from pasta, meat and fish dishes to casseroles and soups.

As Medicinal Herb

A massage cream made from marjoram works wonders on stiff or tense muscles and will even help ease the pain caused by arthritis and rheumatism.

Massage Cream

1 cup aqueous cream

1 cup flowering Marjoram sprigs, finely chopped

2 teaspoons of Vitamin E oil

10 - 12 drops of Clove oil

Place the cream and Marjoram sprigs in a double boiler and let it simmer for 25 minutes. Cool it down and strain. Now add the oils and mix well. Pour it into a sterilised container and seal well.

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