Q. I am starting marjoram from seed but I don't have much light in my home. When can I transfer the seedlings outdoors?

Answer

Starting seeds in your home is an exciting prelude to summer gardening! Marjoram (Origanum majorana) is a wonderful herb but very frost tender. It will expire at the slightest hint of frosty chill. Your last frost date is approximately the first week of May, and you should start your seeds indoors about a month before that.They will germinate in about two weeks if you maintain a soil temperature around 70°F.

Consider getting a grow light for seed starting if you question whether you have the necessary light for germination. When you plant them out in early May, first check the extended forecast for temperatures remaining solidly in the 50's at a minimum then move them to a full sun position. Good luck!

  • Last Updated Mar 30, 2021
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  • Answered By Leslie Coleman

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