When can I plant Sorrel 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.

In Zone 1b you can determine when it's possible to plant sorrel by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sorrel

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

You can plant sorrel just a bit earlier in the year because they are moderately cold tolerant.

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

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

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is June 15 in Zone 1b. It might get as low as -55°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 1b may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost changes from year to 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 sorrel if we have 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.