When can I plant Redvein Dock in Zone 4a

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 redvein dock in Zone 4a should be figured out by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Redvein Dock

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

Redvein Dock can survive in some cold which tells us that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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The earliest that you can plant redvein dock in Zone 4a 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 redvein dock and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your redvein dock may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your redvein dock indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 4a. It might get as low as -30°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 4a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 4a we get a frost after May 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your redvein dock in the event of a surprise late frost.

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.