When can I plant Buddha belly plant in Zone 1a

One of the first steps we take when we are determining 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.

A common way of estimating when to plant buddha belly plant is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 1a.


Planting Calendar for Buddha belly plant

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

Buddha belly plant are not cold tolerant which tells us that you really should wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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The earliest that you can plant buddha belly plant 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 buddha belly plant and expect a good harvest is probably July. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your buddha belly plant may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your buddha belly plant indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on June 15 in Zone 1a. We can expect an average low temperature of -60°F in the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 1a is just an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 1a we get surprised by a frost after June 15 so always be ready to cover your buddha belly plant if we have 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.