When can I plant Garden Orache in Zone 7a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

By using the USDA zone info for Zone 7a it's a good idea to estimate when it's the best time to plant garden orache.


Planting Calendar for Garden Orache

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

Garden Orache do well in moderate cold which tells us that you can get them planted earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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A good time to plant garden orache
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant garden orache
Probably not a good time to plant garden orache

The earliest that you can plant garden orache 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 garden orache and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your garden orache may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your garden orache indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 7a. It might get as low as 0°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 7a is an average our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 7a it frosts late in the year after April 15 be ready to protect your garden orache 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.