Welcome to the complete guide to growing Marshmallow in Perth. In this detailed article, we will go step by step through everything you need to do to grow Marshmallow in your garden or verandah.
Herbs smell great and create wonderful happy sensations when we garden with them. Not only is growing herbs easy, there are many health benefits of herbs, such as preventing illnesses, easing pain and just their amazing tastes!
Best time to grow Marshmallow in Perth
The best time to grow this fantastic herb in Perth, is between Sep-Nov, Mar-May.
If you are considering growing it elsewhere, you better check local weather and seasonal conditions.
Will Marshmallow grow in a pot?
No, sadly they don’t do well in pots.
How much sun is best?
Marshmallow thrives when it is positioned in a spot that gets Full sun.
If you find that the leaves start to brown, try moving it in shade, or via versa. Each area can have its own peculiar conditions.
Best soil to grow Marshmallow
If you are growing Marshmallow in Perth, you’ll find that it prefers a moist, sandy soil and will be very happy with it.
You can find potting mix that will do that just fine, or add some to your garden bed before planting.
How often should I water?
Marshmallow needs Regular watering. There are self watering pots available if you plan to grow it in a pot, or you can just get in a regular habit of checking the soil each day or two.
When can I harvest Marshmallow?
You can harvest Marshmallow at its prime, which is around at maturity.
What to propagate
You can plant Marshmallow from Seeds, and place each plant around 10-20 centimetres apart.
Frequency in growing Marshmallow
Marshmallow is a Annual or Perennial herb.
Did you know?
Here are two interesting herb facts that you may not be aware of.
Fact 1: Herbs are used in cooking, as medicines and for spiritual purposes.
Fact 2: In India, Ayurveda medicine has used many herbs such as turmeric possibly as early as 4,000 BC.
These make growing Marshmallow in your own Perth yard even more special, in my opinion.
Enjoy growing Marshmallow in Perth
I hope you enjoy growing Marshmallow in your garden or verandah.
It really is a wonderful herb to grow here in Western Australia, and you will also enjoy that it saves you money from buying dried versions or fresh (expensive) cuttings from the shops.
I trust you enjoyed this guide, and are now motivated to grow your own.