When can I plant Black radish in Zone 4b

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first opportunity to plant black radish in Zone 4b can be determined by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Black radish

Frost tolerance for black radish: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Black radish can survive in mild cold which tells us that you can plant them a little earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant black radish
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant black radish
Probably not a good time to plant black radish

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

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on May 15 in Zone 4b. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -25°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 4b is just 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 black radish 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.