When can I plant Basket of Gold in Zone 7a

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

You can determine when it's possible to plant basket of gold in Zone 7a by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Basket of Gold

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

You can plant basket of gold quite a bit earlier in the year because they do well in cold.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant basket of gold
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant basket of gold
Probably not a good time to plant basket of gold

The earliest that you can plant basket of gold in Zone 7a 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 basket of gold and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your basket of gold may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your basket of gold indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 7a the average date of last frost happens on April 15. We can expect an average low temperature of 0°F in the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 7a is an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 7a last frost occurs after April 15 so always be ready to protect your basket of gold in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 7a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 7a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low0°F
Highest Expected Low5°F

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

Plants to Grow in Zone 7a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 7a.