When can I plant Asparagus lettuce in Zone 1a

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.

The first chance to plant asparagus lettuce in Zone 1a should be estimated by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Asparagus lettuce

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

Since asparagus lettuce require warm weather it is important to wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant asparagus lettuce in Zone 1a is June. However, you really should wait until July if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant asparagus lettuce and expect a good harvest is probably July. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your asparagus lettuce may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your asparagus lettuce indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is June 15 in Zone 1a. We can expect an average low temperature of -60°F in the coldest months of winter.

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 Zone 1a and it is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 1a we get surprised by a frost after June 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your asparagus lettuce in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 1a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 1a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)June 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)July 15
Lowest Expected Low-60°F
Highest Expected Low-55°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -60°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -55°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 1a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 1a.