When can I plant Asparagus lettuce in Zone 5a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can figure out when it's a good idea to plant asparagus lettuce in Zone 5a by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Asparagus lettuce

Frost tolerance for asparagus lettuce: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Asparagus lettuce require warm weather which means that it's important to wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant asparagus lettuce
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant asparagus lettuce
Probably not a good time to plant asparagus lettuce

The earliest that you can plant asparagus lettuce in Zone 5a is April. However, you really should wait until May if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant asparagus lettuce and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your asparagus lettuce may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your asparagus lettuce indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 5a the average date of last frost happens on April 15. It might get as low as -20°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 5a is an average our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 5a we get surprised by a frost after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your asparagus lettuce in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 5a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 5a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-20°F
Highest Expected Low-15°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -20°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -15°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 5a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 5a.