When can I plant Garden cress in Zone 1a

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

In Zone 1a you can figure out when to plant garden cress by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Garden cress

Frost tolerance for garden cress: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

It's not a good idea to plant garden cress until after the last frost has passed because they are not cold tolerant.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant garden cress
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant garden cress
Probably not a good time to plant garden cress

The earliest that you can plant garden cress 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 garden cress and expect a good harvest is probably July. If you wait any later than that and your garden cress may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your garden cress indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 1a is just an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 1a it frosts late in the year after June 15 be ready to protect your garden cress in the event of 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.