When can I plant Salsify in East Peoria, IL

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first opportunity to plant salsify in East Peoria should be determined by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Salsify

Frost tolerance for salsify: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Since salsify are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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A good time to plant salsify
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The earliest that you can plant salsify in East Peoria is March. However, you really should wait until April if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant salsify and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your salsify may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your salsify indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In East Peoria the average date of last frost happens on April 15. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -15°F.

Since the USDA zone info for East Peoria is not always accurate our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in East Peoria we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your salsify in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for East Peoria

Here is the info for USDA Zone 5b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-15°F
Highest Expected Low-10°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -15°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -10°F.

Plants to Grow in East Peoria

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