When can I plant New Zealand spinach in Zone 6a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's a good idea to determine when it's a good idea to plant new zealand spinach by reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 6a.


Planting Calendar for New Zealand spinach

Frost tolerance for new zealand spinach: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

You can plant new zealand spinach a little bit earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather.

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A good time to plant new zealand spinach
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant new zealand spinach
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The earliest that you can plant new zealand spinach 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 new zealand spinach and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your new zealand spinach may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your new zealand spinach indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

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.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 6a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 6a we get a frost after April 15 be ready to cover your new zealand spinach if we have 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.