When can I plant Shallots in Hillview, KY

One of the first steps we take when we are determining 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 should be able to figure out when to plant shallots by reviewing the USDA zone info for Hillview.


Planting Calendar for Shallots

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

Shallots do ok in moderate cold which means that you can plant them slightly earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

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

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 can 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 can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Hillview it frosts late in the year after April 15 be ready to protect your shallots 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.