When can I plant Guara in Zone 1a

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 1a should be used to determine when it's a good idea to plant guara.


Planting Calendar for Guara

Frost tolerance for guara: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Guara do not do well in cold weather which means that you must wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant guara 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 guara and expect a good harvest is probably July. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your guara may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your guara indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is June 15 in Zone 1a. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -60°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 1a may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost 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 guara 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.