When can I plant Baby Blue Eyes in Evanston, IL

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Evanston you can estimate when you can plant baby blue eyes by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Baby Blue Eyes

Frost tolerance for baby blue eyes: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Since baby blue eyes are moderately cold tolerant you can plant them a little earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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A good time to plant baby blue eyes
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant baby blue eyes
Probably not a good time to plant baby blue eyes

The earliest that you can plant baby blue eyes in Evanston is February. However, you really should wait until March if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant baby blue eyes and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your baby blue eyes may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your baby blue eyes indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average 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 be sure to be ready to protect your baby blue eyes if we have a late frost.

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.

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