When can I plant Corn salad in Zone 6a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant corn salad in Zone 6a can be estimated by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Corn salad

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

Corn salad require warm weather which tells us that you have to wait until it warms up after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant corn salad
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant corn salad
Probably not a good time to plant corn salad

The earliest that you can plant corn salad in Zone 6a 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 corn salad and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your corn salad may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your corn salad indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on April 15 in Zone 6a. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -10°F.

Keep in mind 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. Since half of the time in Zone 6a last frost occurs after April 15 be ready to cover your corn salad in the event of one of those late frosts.

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.