When can I plant Baby Blue Eyes in Zone 1a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

By referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 1a it's a good idea to figure out when it's a good idea to plant baby blue eyes.


Planting Calendar for Baby Blue Eyes

Frost tolerance for baby blue eyes: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Since baby blue eyes are moderately cold tolerant you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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A good time to plant baby blue eyes
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant baby blue eyes
Probably not a good time to plant baby blue eyes

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

The last month that you can plant baby blue eyes and expect a good harvest is probably July. If you wait any later than that and your baby blue eyes may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your baby blue eyes indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 1a may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 1a last frost occurs after June 15 so just be sure to be ready to cover your baby blue eyes 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.