When can I plant Stocks 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 most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Hillview you can determine when it's the best time to plant stocks by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Stocks

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

You can plant stocks a bit earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather.

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A good time to plant stocks
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant stocks
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The earliest that you can plant stocks 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 stocks and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your stocks may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your stocks indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks 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 can expect an average low temperature of -5°F.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Hillview is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Hillview there is a last frost after April 15 be ready to cover your stocks 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.