When can I plant Sagina 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.

The earliest that you can plant sagina in Zone 5a can be figured out by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sagina

Frost tolerance for sagina: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

You can plant sagina a bit earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant sagina in Zone 5a 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 sagina and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your sagina may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your sagina indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on April 15 in Zone 5a. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -20°F.

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 5a and it is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 5a there is a last frost after April 15 so just be sure to be ready to cover your sagina if we have 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.