When can I plant Kohlrabi in Midlothian, IL

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating 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.

By using the USDA zone info for Midlothian you should be able to estimate when it's a good idea to plant kohlrabi.


Planting Calendar for Kohlrabi

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

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

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Legend 
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 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 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 really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your kohlrabi indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Midlothian the average date of last frost happens on April 15. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -15°F.

Remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Midlothian and it changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Midlothian last frost occurs after April 15 be ready to protect your kohlrabi if we have a late frost.

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.

Plants to Grow in Midlothian

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