When can I plant Bloodleaf in Zone 1b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out 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 1b it's a good idea to figure out when to plant bloodleaf.


Planting Calendar for Bloodleaf

Frost tolerance for bloodleaf: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

It's probably a bad idea to plant bloodleaf until after the last frost has passed because they are not cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant bloodleaf 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 bloodleaf and expect a good harvest is probably July. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your bloodleaf may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your bloodleaf indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is June 15 in Zone 1b. We should expect an average low temperature of -55°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 1b and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 1b we get surprised by a frost after June 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your bloodleaf if we have 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.