When can I plant Corn salad in Zone 6b

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

One way of getting a good idea when you can plant corn salad is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 6b.


Planting Calendar for Corn salad

Frost tolerance for corn salad: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Corn salad require warm weather which tells us that you need to wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed 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 6b 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 fully mature. If you are starting your corn salad indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on April 15 in Zone 6b. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -5°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 6b is just an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 6b there is a last frost after April 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your corn salad in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 6b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 6b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-5°F
Highest Expected Low0°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -5°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 0°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 6b

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