When can I plant Indian cress in Zone 2a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The best time to plant indian cress in Zone 2a should be determined by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Indian cress

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

Indian cress do not do well in cold weather which means that it's important to wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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The earliest that you can plant indian cress in Zone 2a 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 indian cress and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your indian cress may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your indian cress indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 2a the average date of last frost happens on May 15. It might get as low as -50°F during the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 2a and it will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 2a it frosts late in the year after May 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your indian cress if we have one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 2a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 2a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)August 15
Lowest Expected Low-50°F
Highest Expected Low-45°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -50°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -45°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 2a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 2a.