When can I plant Galium 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.

You can estimate when to plant galium in Zone 1a by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Galium

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

Galium can survive in a little bit of cold which tells us that you can plant them a little earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant galium 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 galium and expect a good harvest is probably July. Any later than that and your galium may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your galium indoors.

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.

Remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 1a and it will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 1a we get surprised by a frost after June 15 be ready to cover your galium 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.