When can I plant Endive in Midlothian, IL

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can determine when to plant endive in Midlothian by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Endive

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

You can plant endive a bit earlier in the year because they do well in moderate cold.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Legend 
A good time to plant endive
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant endive
Probably not a good time to plant endive

The earliest that you can plant endive in Midlothian 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 endive and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your endive may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your endive indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Midlothian may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Midlothian we get surprised by a frost after April 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your endive in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Midlothian

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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