When can I plant Summer Savory in Monticello, IL

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate 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 estimate when you can plant summer savory in Monticello by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Summer Savory

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

Summer Savory can survive in very little cold which tells us that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Monticello is not always accurate our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Monticello we get surprised by a frost after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your summer savory if we have a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Monticello

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 Monticello

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