When can I plant Sweet corn in Zone 1b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant sweet corn in Zone 1b should be figured out by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sweet corn

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

Since sweet corn are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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A good time to plant sweet corn
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant sweet corn
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The earliest that you can plant sweet corn 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 sweet corn and expect a good harvest is probably July. Any later than that and your sweet corn may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your sweet corn indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on June 15 in Zone 1b. It might get as low as -55°F during 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 changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 1b there is a last frost after June 15 be ready to protect your sweet corn 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.