When can I plant Salsify in Hillview, KY

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

The first opportunity to plant salsify in Hillview should be determined by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Salsify

Frost tolerance for salsify: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Salsify are barely cold tolerant which tells us that you can get them planted just a bit earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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The earliest that you can plant salsify in Hillview is March. However, you really should wait until April if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant salsify and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your salsify may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your salsify indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few 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.

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Hillview and it changes from year to year. Half of the time in Hillview there is a last frost after April 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your salsify 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

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