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

One way of getting a good idea when to plant kohlrabi is to look at the USDA zone info for Lisle.


Planting Calendar for Kohlrabi

Frost tolerance for kohlrabi: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Since kohlrabi are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant kohlrabi in Lisle 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 kohlrabi and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your kohlrabi may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your kohlrabi indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Lisle. We can expect an average low temperature of -15°F in the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Lisle may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Lisle last frost occurs after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your kohlrabi in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Lisle

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 Lisle

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Lisle.