When can I plant Sagina in Evanston, IL

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the 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.

The first opportunity to plant sagina in Evanston should be figured out by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sagina

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

Since sagina do ok in moderate cold you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant sagina 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 sagina and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your sagina may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your sagina indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Evanston the average date of last frost happens on April 15. It might get as low as -15°F during the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Evanston is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Evanston we get a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your sagina 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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