When can I plant Basket of Gold in Zone 4b

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

The USDA zone info for Zone 4b can be looked at to estimate when it's possible to plant basket of gold.


Planting Calendar for Basket of Gold

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

Basket of Gold can survive in pretty solid cold which tells us that you can plant them a lot earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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A good time to plant basket of gold
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant basket of gold
Probably not a good time to plant basket of gold

The earliest that you can plant basket of gold in Zone 4b 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 basket of gold and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your basket of gold may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your basket of gold indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 4b the average date of last frost happens on May 15. We should expect an average low temperature of -25°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 4b is an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 4b we get a frost after May 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your basket of gold in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 4b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 4b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)September 15
Lowest Expected Low-25°F
Highest Expected Low-20°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -25°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -20°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 4b

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