When can I plant Squash in Hillview, KY

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can estimate when it's the best time to plant squash in Hillview by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Squash

Frost tolerance for squash: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Squash are not cold tolerant which means that you really should 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 squash
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant squash
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The earliest that you can plant squash 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 squash and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your squash may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your squash indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Hillview. It might get as low as -5°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Hillview may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Hillview there is a last frost after April 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your squash 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.