When can I plant Dill in Zone 1a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out 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.

It's possible to figure out when you can plant dill by reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 1a.


Planting Calendar for Dill

Frost tolerance for dill: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Dill are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather which tells us that you can plant them slightly earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant dill 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 dill and expect a good harvest is probably July. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your dill may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your dill 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 should expect an average low temperature of -60°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 1a is just an average our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 1a there is a last frost after June 15 be ready to protect your dill 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.