Spring is coming, things will be turning green, flowers will be coming up, it is almost time to plant the garden! Have you ever wondered what is the planting zone for Lafayette, IN? The plant hardiness zone is very important when planting your garden. It dictates when and what type of plants to plant.
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.
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. 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, or cut the bottoms from milk jugs and place over each plant.
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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