When can I plant Stocks in Zone 7b

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant stocks in Zone 7b can be determined by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Stocks

Frost tolerance for stocks: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Stocks do ok in moderate cold which tells us that you can get them planted just a bit earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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A good time to plant stocks
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant stocks
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The earliest that you can plant stocks in Zone 7b is March. However, you really should wait until April if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant stocks and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your stocks may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your stocks indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 7b. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 5°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 7b may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 7b we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to cover your stocks in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 7b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 7b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low5°F
Highest Expected Low10°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 10°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 7b

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