When can I plant Savoy cabbage 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 zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Evanston should be used to estimate when to plant savoy cabbage.


Planting Calendar for Savoy cabbage

Frost tolerance for savoy cabbage: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

You can plant savoy cabbage a lot earlier in the year because they are very cold tolerant.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant savoy cabbage
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant savoy cabbage
Probably not a good time to plant savoy cabbage

The earliest that you can plant savoy cabbage 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 savoy cabbage and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your savoy cabbage may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your savoy cabbage 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 when the weather gets warmer is on April 15 in Evanston. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -15°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Evanston may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Evanston it frosts late in the year after April 15 be ready to cover your savoy cabbage if we have 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.

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