When can I plant Asparagus lettuce in Evanston, IL

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant asparagus lettuce in Evanston can be estimated by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Asparagus lettuce

Frost tolerance for asparagus lettuce: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

You really shouldn't plant asparagus lettuce until after all chance of frost has passed because they do not do well in cold weather.

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A good time to plant asparagus lettuce
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant asparagus lettuce
Probably not a good time to plant asparagus lettuce

The earliest that you can plant asparagus lettuce in Evanston is April. However, you really should wait until May if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant asparagus lettuce and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your asparagus lettuce may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your asparagus lettuce indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Evanston. We can expect an average low temperature of -15°F in the coldest months of winter.

Remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Evanston and it is different every year. Half of the time in Evanston we get a frost after April 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your asparagus lettuce if we have one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Evanston

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 Evanston

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