When can I plant Indian cress in Zone 4b

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.

You should be able to determine when to plant indian cress by using the USDA zone info for Zone 4b.


Planting Calendar for Indian cress

Frost tolerance for indian cress: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Indian cress do not do well in cold weather which tells us that you must wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 4b is just an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 4b it frosts late in the year after May 15 be ready to cover your indian cress in the event of one of those late frosts.

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.