When can I plant Beets in Zone 7a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's possible to determine when to plant beets by reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 7a.


Planting Calendar for Beets

Frost tolerance for beets: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Beets are moderately cold tolerant which means that you can plant them earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant beets 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 beets and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your beets may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your beets indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on April 15 in Zone 7a. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 0°F.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 7a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 7a we get a frost after April 15 be ready to cover your beets in the event of a surprise late frost.

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.