When can I plant Stoneseed in Zone 3a

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. 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 stoneseed in Zone 3a should be figured out by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Stoneseed

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

You can not plant stoneseed until after all chance of frost has passed because they require warm weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant stoneseed in Zone 3a 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 stoneseed and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your stoneseed may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your stoneseed indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 3a and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 3a last frost occurs after May 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your stoneseed if we have 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.