When can I plant Black pepper in Hillview, KY

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about 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.

A way of determining when it's possible to plant black pepper is to check out the USDA zone info for Hillview.


Planting Calendar for Black pepper

Frost tolerance for black pepper: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Since black pepper do not do well in cold weather you really should wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant black pepper
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant black pepper
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The earliest that you can plant black pepper in Hillview is April. However, you really should wait until May if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant black pepper and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your black pepper may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your black pepper indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Hillview. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -5°F.

Remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Hillview and it is different every year. Half of the time in Hillview last frost occurs after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your black pepper if we have a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Hillview

Here is the info for USDA Zone 6b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-5°F
Highest Expected Low0°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -5°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 0°F.

Plants to Grow in Hillview

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