When can I plant Chicory in Hillview, KY

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule is the 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.

In Hillview you can figure out when it's the best time to plant chicory by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Chicory

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

Chicory do ok in some cold which tells us that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Hillview is just an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Hillview there is a last frost after April 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your chicory in the event of 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.