When can I plant Sweet Potato Vine in Zone 1a

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

By referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 1a it's possible to estimate when it's the best time to plant sweet potato vine.


Planting Calendar for Sweet Potato Vine

Frost tolerance for sweet potato vine: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Sweet Potato Vine do not do well in cold weather which means that it's important to wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant sweet potato vine
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant sweet potato vine
Probably not a good time to plant sweet potato vine

The earliest that you can plant sweet potato vine 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 sweet potato vine and expect a good harvest is probably July. Any later than that and your sweet potato vine may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your sweet potato vine indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of 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.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 1a is just an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 1a last frost occurs after June 15 be ready to cover your sweet potato vine 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.