When can I plant New Zealand spinach in Zone 1b

One of the first steps we take when we are determining our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You will be able to figure out when it's a good idea to plant new zealand spinach by using the USDA zone info for Zone 1b.


Planting Calendar for New Zealand spinach

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

You can plant new zealand spinach a little bit earlier in the year because they are moderately cold tolerant.

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A good time to plant new zealand spinach
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant new zealand spinach
Probably not a good time to plant new zealand spinach

The earliest that you can plant new zealand spinach 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 new zealand spinach and expect a good harvest is probably July. Any later than that and your new zealand spinach may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your new zealand spinach indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

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. Since half of the time in Zone 1b we get a frost after June 15 be ready to protect your new zealand spinach in the event of a 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.