When can I plant Moon Vine in Zone 1b

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our 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.

One way of determining when to plant moon vine is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 1b.


Planting Calendar for Moon Vine

Frost tolerance for moon vine: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

You should not plant moon vine until after all chance of frost has passed because they do not do well in cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant moon vine 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 moon vine and expect a good harvest is probably July. If you wait any later than that and your moon vine may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your moon vine indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 1b the average date of last frost happens on June 15. We should expect an average low temperature of -55°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 1b is just an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 1b we get a frost after June 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your moon vine in the event of a surprise late frost.

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.