When can I plant Beets in Zone 1a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. 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 beets in Zone 1a should be figured out by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Beets

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

Beets do well in moderate cold which means that you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant beets 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 beets and expect a good harvest is probably July. If you wait any later than that and your beets may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your beets indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on June 15 in Zone 1a. We should expect an average low temperature of -60°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 1a 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 Zone 1a it frosts late in the year after June 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your beets if we have a late frost.

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.