When can I plant Garden Orache in Evanston, IL

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

By looking at the USDA zone info for Evanston it's a good idea to determine when you can plant garden orache.


Planting Calendar for Garden Orache

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

You can plant garden orache a little earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather.

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A good time to plant garden orache
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant garden orache
Probably not a good time to plant garden orache

The earliest that you can plant garden orache 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 garden orache and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your garden orache may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your garden orache indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them 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. Since half of the time in Evanston there is a last frost after April 15 be ready to protect your garden orache 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.

Plants to Grow in Evanston

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