When can I plant Indian cress in Zone 6a

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

A common way of determining when it's a good idea to plant indian cress is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 6a.


Planting Calendar for Indian cress

Frost tolerance for indian cress: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Since indian cress require warm weather you really should wait until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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The earliest that you can plant indian cress 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 indian cress and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your indian cress may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your indian cress indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 6a. We can expect an average low temperature of -10°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 6a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 6a we get a frost after April 15 be ready to cover your indian cress 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.