When can I plant Savoy cabbage in Zone 4a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You should be able to figure out when you can plant savoy cabbage by reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 4a.


Planting Calendar for Savoy cabbage

Frost tolerance for savoy cabbage: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Savoy cabbage tend to make it in a bit of cold which means that you can plant them quite a bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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A good time to plant savoy cabbage
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant savoy cabbage
Probably not a good time to plant savoy cabbage

The earliest that you can plant savoy cabbage 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 savoy cabbage and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your savoy cabbage may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your savoy cabbage indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on May 15 in Zone 4a. We should expect an average low temperature of -30°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 4a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 4a we get a frost after May 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your savoy cabbage in the event of a 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.