When can I plant Redvein Dock in Zone 6b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The best time to plant redvein dock in Zone 6b can be figured out by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Redvein Dock

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

Since redvein dock do ok in moderate cold you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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A good time to plant redvein dock
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The earliest that you can plant redvein dock in Zone 6b 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 redvein dock and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your redvein dock may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your redvein dock indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks 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 can expect an average low temperature of -5°F.

Remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 6b and it is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 6b we get a frost after April 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your redvein dock if we have 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.