When can I plant Alternaria in Zone 1b

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.

The first opportunity to plant alternaria in Zone 1b should be determined by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Alternaria

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

It's probably not a good idea to plant alternaria until after the last frost because they are not cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant alternaria in Zone 1b 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 alternaria and expect a good harvest is probably July. If you wait any later than that and your alternaria may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your alternaria indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is June 15 in Zone 1b. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -55°F.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 1b is just an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 1b we get surprised by a frost after June 15 be ready to protect your alternaria in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 1b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 1b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)June 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)July 15
Lowest Expected Low-55°F
Highest Expected Low-50°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -55°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -50°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 1b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 1b.