When can I plant Moon Vine in Evanston, IL

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden 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 it's the best time to plant moon vine by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Moon Vine

Frost tolerance for moon vine: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

You should not plant moon vine until after the last frost because they do not do well in cold weather.

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A good time to plant moon vine
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant moon vine
Probably not a good time to plant moon vine

The earliest that you can plant moon vine 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 moon vine and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your moon vine may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your moon vine indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Evanston the average date of last frost happens on April 15. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -15°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Evanston is not always accurate 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 cover your moon vine in the event of one of those late frosts.

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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