When can I plant Galium in Zone 3a

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

The first opportunity to plant galium in Zone 3a should be estimated by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Galium

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

You can plant galium just a bit earlier in the year because they do well in moderate cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant galium in Zone 3a is March. However, you really should wait until April if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant galium and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your galium may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your galium indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 3a. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -40°F.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 3a may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 3a we get a frost after May 15 be ready to protect your galium in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 3a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 3a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)September 15
Lowest Expected Low-40°F
Highest Expected Low-35°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -40°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -35°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 3a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 3a.