When can I plant Redvein Dock in Evanston, IL

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea 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 a good idea to estimate when you can plant redvein dock by reviewing the USDA zone info for Evanston.


Planting Calendar for Redvein Dock

Frost tolerance for redvein dock: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

You can plant redvein dock just a tiny bit earlier in the year because they are barely cold tolerant.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant redvein dock
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant redvein dock
Probably not a good time to plant redvein dock

The earliest that you can plant redvein dock in Evanston is March. However, you really should wait until April if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant redvein dock and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your redvein dock may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your redvein dock indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Evanston is just an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Evanston we get a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your redvein dock 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.

Plants to Grow in Evanston

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