When can I plant New Zealand spinach in Zone 1a

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

You can determine when it's a good idea to plant new zealand spinach in Zone 1a by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for New Zealand spinach

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

New Zealand spinach are moderately cold tolerant which means that you can plant them a little bit earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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The earliest that you can plant new zealand spinach 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 new zealand spinach and expect a good harvest is probably July. Any later than that and your new zealand spinach may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your new zealand spinach indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 1a is just an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 1a we get a frost after June 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your new zealand spinach 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.