When can I plant Savoy cabbage in Zone 6b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out 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.

A way of making a decision about when to plant savoy cabbage is to refer to the USDA zone info for Zone 6b.


Planting Calendar for Savoy cabbage

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

Since savoy cabbage are one of those plants that can tolerate quite a bit of cold weather you can plant them much earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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A good time to plant savoy cabbage
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant savoy cabbage
Probably not a good time to plant savoy cabbage

The earliest that you can plant savoy cabbage 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 savoy cabbage and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your savoy cabbage may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your savoy cabbage 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 should expect an average low temperature of -5°F.

Remember that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 6b and it will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 6b last frost occurs after April 15 so just be sure to be ready to cover your savoy cabbage if we have one of those late frosts.

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.