When can I plant Nicotiana in Zone 1b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out 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.

A way of estimating when to plant nicotiana is to examine the USDA zone info for Zone 1b.


Planting Calendar for Nicotiana

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

Nicotiana are not cold tolerant which means that it's necessary to wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant nicotiana 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 nicotiana and expect a good harvest is probably July. Any later than that and your nicotiana may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your nicotiana 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 USDA zone info for Zone 1b is an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 1b it frosts late in the year after June 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your nicotiana if we have 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.