When can I plant Brussels Sprouts in Zone 1a

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.

You should be able to figure out when you can plant brussels sprouts by checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 1a.


Planting Calendar for Brussels Sprouts

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

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

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

The earliest that you can plant brussels sprouts 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 brussels sprouts and expect a good harvest is probably July. If you wait any later than that and your brussels sprouts may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your brussels sprouts indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 1a is an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 1a we get a frost after June 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your brussels sprouts if we have a surprise 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.