When can I plant Gherkins in Hillview, KY

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can determine when to plant gherkins in Hillview by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Gherkins

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

Gherkins do not do well in cold weather which tells us that it's important to wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant gherkins
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant gherkins
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The earliest that you can plant gherkins 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 gherkins and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your gherkins may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your gherkins indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on April 15 in Hillview. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -5°F.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Hillview and it is different every year. Half of the time in Hillview it frosts late in the year after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your gherkins if we have 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.