When can I plant Endive in Hillview, KY

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea 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 determine when it's a good idea to plant endive by reviewing the USDA zone info for Hillview.


Planting Calendar for Endive

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

You can plant endive a little earlier in the year because they do well in moderate cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant endive 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 endive and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your endive may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your endive 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.

Since the USDA zone info for Hillview is just an average our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Hillview we get a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your endive 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.