When can I plant Redvein Dock in Zone 1b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 1b should be reviewed to determine when it's a good idea to plant redvein dock.


Planting Calendar for Redvein Dock

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

Since redvein dock do ok in moderate cold you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant redvein dock 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 redvein dock and expect a good harvest is probably July. Any later than that and your redvein dock may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your redvein dock indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 1b the average date of last frost happens on June 15. We can 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 will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 1b last frost occurs after June 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your redvein dock 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.