When can I plant Galium in Zone 4a

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 galium in Zone 4a should be figured out by looking at 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.

Galium do well in mild cold which means that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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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 4a 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. Starting your galium indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 4a the average date of last frost happens on May 15. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -30°F.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 4a is just an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 4a it frosts late in the year after May 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your galium in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 4a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 4a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)September 15
Lowest Expected Low-30°F
Highest Expected Low-25°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -30°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -25°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 4a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 4a.