When can I plant Purslane in Zone 1a

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

The first opportunity to plant purslane in Zone 1a can be determined by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Purslane

Frost tolerance for purslane: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Purslane do ok in some cold which tells us that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant purslane 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 purslane and expect a good harvest is probably July. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your purslane may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your purslane indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 1a and it changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 1a it frosts late in the year after June 15 be ready to cover your purslane if we have 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.