When can I plant Mustard greens in Zone 1a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine 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.

The USDA zone info for Zone 1a can be read to estimate when you can plant mustard greens.


Planting Calendar for Mustard greens

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

Mustard greens do well in a little bit of cold which tells us that you can plant them a little earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant mustard greens 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 mustard greens and expect a good harvest is probably July. Any later than that and your mustard greens may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your mustard greens indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind 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. Half of the time in Zone 1a we get a frost after June 15 so always be ready to protect your mustard greens 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.