When can I plant Parsley in Zone 1a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's possible to figure out when you can plant parsley by reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 1a.


Planting Calendar for Parsley

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

You can plant parsley a little bit earlier in the year because they do well in moderate cold.

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

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

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on June 15 in Zone 1a. It might get as low as -60°F during 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. Since half of the time in Zone 1a we get surprised by a frost after June 15 be ready to protect your parsley in the event of one of those late frosts.

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.