When can I plant Baby Blue Eyes in Zone 6a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first chance to plant baby blue eyes in Zone 6a should be figured out by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Baby Blue Eyes

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

Baby Blue Eyes can survive in mild cold which means that you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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A good time to plant baby blue eyes
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant baby blue eyes
Probably not a good time to plant baby blue eyes

The earliest that you can plant baby blue eyes in Zone 6a is February. However, you really should wait until March if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant baby blue eyes and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your baby blue eyes may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your baby blue eyes indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 6a. It might get as low as -10°F during the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 6a may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 6a we get a frost after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your baby blue eyes if we have a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 6a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 6a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-10°F
Highest Expected Low-5°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -10°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -5°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 6a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 6a.