When can I plant Sweet Potato Vine in Zone 7a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

By reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 7a you should be able to estimate when you can plant sweet potato vine.


Planting Calendar for Sweet Potato Vine

Frost tolerance for sweet potato vine: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Sweet Potato Vine are not cold tolerant which means that it's important to wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant sweet potato vine
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant sweet potato vine
Probably not a good time to plant sweet potato vine

The earliest that you can plant sweet potato vine in Zone 7a is April. However, you really should wait until May if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant sweet potato vine and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your sweet potato vine may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your sweet potato vine indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 7a. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 0°F.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 7a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost changes 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 sweet potato vine if we have a 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.