When can I plant Sweet Potato Vine in Zone 4a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

One way of determining when to plant sweet potato vine is to consult the USDA zone info for Zone 4a.


Planting Calendar for Sweet Potato Vine

Frost tolerance for sweet potato vine: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Sweet Potato Vine require warm weather which means that you really should wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant sweet potato vine
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant sweet potato vine
Probably not a good time to plant sweet potato vine

The earliest that you can plant sweet potato vine in Zone 4a 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 sweet potato vine and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your sweet potato vine may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your sweet potato vine indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 4a and it is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 4a we get surprised by a frost after May 15 so always be ready to protect your sweet potato vine 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.