When can I plant Sweet corn 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 chance to plant sweet corn in Hillview can be estimated by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sweet corn

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

Sweet corn do well in mild cold which means that you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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A good time to plant sweet corn
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant sweet corn
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The earliest that you can plant sweet corn 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 sweet corn and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your sweet corn may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your sweet corn indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is just 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 we get a frost after April 15 so always be ready to cover your sweet corn if we have 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.