When can I plant Garden Orache in Zone 1a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's a good idea to determine when it's the best time to plant garden orache by checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 1a.


Planting Calendar for Garden Orache

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

Since garden orache are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant garden orache 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 garden orache and expect a good harvest is probably July. Any later than that and your garden orache may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your garden orache 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. It might get as low as -60°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 1a may not be accurate from year to year 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 just be sure to be ready to protect your garden orache in the event of 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.