When can I plant Summer Savory in Zone 3a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine 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 earliest that you can plant summer savory in Zone 3a should be estimated by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Summer Savory

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

Since summer savory are barely cold tolerant you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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A good time to plant summer savory
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant summer savory
Probably not a good time to plant summer savory

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

The last month that you can plant summer savory and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your summer savory may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your summer savory indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 3a is an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 3a we get a frost after May 15 be ready to cover your summer savory if we have a 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.