When can I plant Stocks 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.

A way of determining when you can plant stocks is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 1a.


Planting Calendar for Stocks

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

Since stocks are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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The earliest that you can plant stocks 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 stocks and expect a good harvest is probably July. Any later than that and your stocks may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your stocks indoors is a great way to get them started a few 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 can expect an average low temperature of -60°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 1a is just an average our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 1a there is a last frost after June 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your stocks if we have 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.