When can I plant Buddha belly plant in Evanston, IL

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. 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 buddha belly plant in Evanston should be estimated by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Buddha belly plant

Frost tolerance for buddha belly plant: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

Buddha belly plant require warm weather which means that it is important to wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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The earliest that you can plant buddha belly plant 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 buddha belly plant and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your buddha belly plant may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your buddha belly plant 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.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Evanston is an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Evanston last frost occurs after April 15 be ready to protect your buddha belly plant in the event of 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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