When can I plant Guara 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.

The first opportunity to plant guara in Evanston should be determined by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Guara

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

Guara require warm weather which means that you really should wait until it warms up after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant guara
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The earliest that you can plant guara 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 guara and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your guara may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your guara indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Evanston is just an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Evanston there is a last frost after April 15 so just be sure to be ready to cover your guara if we have 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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