Can I plant my sprouted herbs in my herb garden yet?

Asked April 19, 2020, 8:20 AM EDT

I am wondering if now is too early to transplant my herbs that have grown from seed in the house? I've been carrying them out to spend the days outside; wondering if I can simply get them in the dirt?

St. Mary's County Maryland

1 Response

Hi- perennial herbs started from seed could be planted outside at this time (thyme, marjoram, rosemary). Be prepared to cover them on any nights where temperatures are expected to be <35 degrees F.

Hold off on tender annual herbs like basil and cilantro until you are past your last possible frost.

Go to this page and open the spring frost date link. By entering your zip code you can determine the date:
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/when-plant-vegetables-maryland
Jon