Here is the BEST Time to Transplant Lemon Verbena in Kentucky (2023 Guide)

Do you want to transplant lemon verbena plant seedlings, but don’t know when the best time is to?

Transplanting lemon verbena plants is not as easy as it seems.

Here’s why:

  • New lemon verbena plants must be consistenly watered, receive at least 8 hours of sunlight a day, & be kept at a temperature of at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit both inside and in a garden.

So if you don’t consistently water them they will quickly wilt. If temperatures consistently fall below 70 degrees Fahrenheit they won’t grow and may even die. And if they don’t receive at least 8 hours of sunlight the plant itself won’t grow.

  • Because Kentucky’s growing season is not long enough, you have to start your lemon verbena plants indoors and then move them into a garden.

Because of this, I’m going to teach you the ideal time to transplant lemon verbena seedlings:

  • To Learn More About HOW to Grow Lemon Verbena, Check Out This GUIDE!

When to Transplant Lemon Verbena

There are two different times you’ll need to transplant lemon verbena plants.

First, you should transplant your lemon verbena plants from a peat pot to a larger (5 gallon) gardening container once your lemon verbena plants get between 3 – 5 inches tall. This will take approximately 6 to 8 weeks after you first plant your lemon verbena seeds.

The second time you should transplant your lemon verbena plant is when you move it from indoors to your outdoor garden. You should transplant your lemon verbena plant into a traditional garden or raised garden 10 – 14 days after the average last frost.

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To help ensure the greatest success of your lemon verbena plant thriving you should:

  • Slowly acclimate your lemon verbena plant to the outside environment. Move your lemon verbena plant outside for one hour a day and increase this an hour every day until it can withstand mother nature for 8 straight hours.
  • After transplanting your lemon verbena plant into your garden provide a thick covering of mulch to help it ward off cold, disease and pests, and better retain water during the summer months.
  • Cover your lemon verbena plants with burlap or a protective covering if you notice that a late frost may occur to protect it from wilting and dying.

If you want to learn WHEN to start ANY Vegetable Seed in Kentucky, head over to HERE and just type in the vegetable you want to grow.

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