When can I plant Radishes in Zone 6b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the 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.

You can estimate when it's possible to plant radishes in Zone 6b by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Radishes

Frost tolerance for radishes: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

You can plant radishes quite a bit earlier in the year because they are very cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant radishes in Zone 6b 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 radishes and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your radishes may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your radishes indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 6b the average date of last frost happens on April 15. We can expect an average low temperature of -5°F in the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 6b is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 6b it frosts late in the year after April 15 be ready to cover your radishes 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.