When can I plant Dill in Zone 1b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's a good idea to determine when it's possible to plant dill by using the USDA zone info for Zone 1b.


Planting Calendar for Dill

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

You can plant dill slightly earlier in the year because they do ok in moderate cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant dill 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 dill and expect a good harvest is probably July. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your dill may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your dill indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on June 15 in Zone 1b. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -55°F.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 1b is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 1b we get a frost after June 15 be ready to cover your dill 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.