When can I plant Moon Vine in Zone 5a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the 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 USDA zone info for Zone 5a should be looked at to estimate when to plant moon vine.


Planting Calendar for Moon Vine

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

Moon Vine do not do well in cold 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 moon vine
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant moon vine
Probably not a good time to plant moon vine

The earliest that you can plant moon vine 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 moon vine and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your moon vine may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your moon vine indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

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.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 5a is just an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 5a it frosts late in the year after April 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your moon vine in the event of one of those late frosts.

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.