When can I plant Dill in Zone 6a

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first chance to plant dill in Zone 6a can be figured out by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Dill

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

Dill do well in a tiny bit of cold which means that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant dill in Zone 6a 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 dill and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your dill may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your dill indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 6a is an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 6a there is a last frost after April 15 be ready to cover your dill in the event of a 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.