Plants, like their human counterparts, do better in specific environments, with specific neighbors. The cooking herb, Marjoram, for example, likes soil with a balanced pH, neither acidic, or basic, that drains thoroughly, and has substantial nutrients. It seems to like living with vegetables, such as corn, peas, radishes and eggplant, and also does nicely next to stinging nettle plants, which are highly nutritive herbs, said to boost the potency, specifically the smell and taste, of Marjoram’s essential oil. Marjoram itself is rarely a poor plant neighbor, as it attracts necessary pollination, because it is attractive to bees.
- 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.
- If you want to improve your marjoram’s performance, it does especially well when it’s planted next to stinging nettle.
- Marjoram grows best in rich, well-draining soil with neutral pH. The best marjoram companion plants thrive in the same kind of soil.
“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.”