When Is the Last Frost Date?
If you are a gardener, you may be getting your seeds in order and making all your seed purchases. Spring is coming, things will be turning green, flowers will be coming up, it is almost time to plant the garden! So when will this winter end? When can we get back outside?
When To Plant – Last Frost Date For Lafayette
According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac the last frost date for Lafayette, IN is April 29th. If you are starting seeds indoors, use this date and count backwards for your different varieties. Be sure to get those seedlings started and moved out on time. Don’t forget to harden off your seedlings before moving them outside permanently.
In Lafayette, it is important to keep a close eye on the weather. Once seeds or seedlings are planted, be sure to protect them if a random frost comes about. Easy ways to protect your plants are to cover garden beds with a tarp, cut the bottoms from milk jugs and place over each plant, or just throw an old sheet out there to cover them.
Lafayette, IN Zone
The USDA plant hardiness zone for Lafayette, IN is zone 5b. The zones are based on minimum average temperatures. In Lafayette, our minimum average temperatures are negative ten to negative fifteen degrees. Knowing this will help you decide what type of plants to grow.
What To Plant
We are lucky that we can plant a variety of plants and flowers in Lafayette, IN. It is important to understand when to start certain plants for the maximum yield. We are able to grow tomatoes, lettuces, root vegetables, berries and flowers. The Old Farmer’s Almanac provides a detailed list of when to start different plants for Lafayette. As you are planting here is a guide to plants that repel mosquitoes.
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