Marjoram is a delicate herb grown for its culinary possibilities and its attractive fragrance. Similar to oregano, it’s a tender perennial that performs very well in containers. It also grows reliably and quickly enough, however, it’s often just treated as an annual. When planting anything in the garden, it’s good to know ahead of time what grows best next to what. Some plants are very good neighbors to others for their pest-fighting abilities, while others are not so good because of certain nutrients they take from or put into the soil. Keep reading to learn more about companion planting with marjoram.
Marjoram Plant Companions
Marjoram is a great herb in that it doesn’t really have any bad neighbors. It grows well next to all plants, and it is actually believed to stimulate growth in the plants around it. You can plant your marjoram virtually anywhere in your garden and rest assured it will be doing some good.
Its flowers are very attractive to bees and other pollinators, which will improve the pollination rate of all marjoram companion plants.
Companion Plants for Marjoram
So what to plant with marjoram plants? If you want to improve your marjoram’s performance, it does especially well when it’s planted next to stinging nettle. Having this particular plant nearby is said to strengthen the essential oil found in marjoram, making its flavor and scent more distinct.
The one thing you need to worry about when companion planting with marjoram is its growing requirements. Even though its presence is universally helpful, marjoram plant companions will suffer if they have distinctly different growing conditions.
Marjoram grows best in rich, well-draining soil with neutral pH. The best marjoram companion plants thrive in the same kind of soil. Some examples of specific vegetable plants that work well with marjoram in the garden include: