When can I plant Eggplants in Hillview, KY

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Hillview can be used to determine when to plant eggplants.


Planting Calendar for Eggplants

Frost tolerance for eggplants: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Eggplants require warm weather which means that it is important to wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant eggplants 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 eggplants and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your eggplants may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your eggplants indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Hillview the average date of last frost happens on April 15. We can 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 will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Hillview there is a last frost after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your eggplants in the event of one of those late frosts.

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.