When can I plant Bok Choi in Zone 1b

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

The earliest that you can plant bok choi in Zone 1b should be estimated by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Bok Choi

Frost tolerance for bok choi: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Bok Choi do well in some cold which tells us that you can plant them a little earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant bok choi in Zone 1b is May. However, you really should wait until June if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant bok choi and expect a good harvest is probably July. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your bok choi may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your bok choi indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on June 15 in Zone 1b. It might get as low as -55°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 1b is not always accurate our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 1b last frost occurs after June 15 so just be sure to be ready to cover your bok choi 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.