When can I plant Corn salad in Evanston, IL

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out 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.

It's possible to determine when to plant corn salad by referring to the USDA zone info for Evanston.


Planting Calendar for Corn salad

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

Since corn salad are not cold tolerant it's important to wait until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant corn salad
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant corn salad
Probably not a good time to plant corn salad

The earliest that you can plant corn salad 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 corn salad and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your corn salad may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your corn salad indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Evanston. It might get as low as -15°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Evanston is an average our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Evanston there is a last frost after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your corn salad in the event of a surprise 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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