When can I plant Chinese cabbage in Hillview, KY

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.

You will be able to figure out when you can plant chinese cabbage by referring to the USDA zone info for Hillview.


Planting Calendar for Chinese cabbage

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

Since chinese cabbage are moderately cold tolerant you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant chinese cabbage 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 chinese cabbage and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your chinese cabbage may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your chinese cabbage indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Hillview the average date of last frost happens on April 15. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -5°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Hillview is not always accurate our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Hillview last frost occurs after April 15 be ready to protect your chinese cabbage in the event of a 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.