.Average frost dates in the 53588 zip code are September 28 through May 10. Many people wait until Memorial Day weekend, any time after May 22, to plant. The average last frost date for our region falls around May 10. The average first frost date falls after September 28. There is approximately 145 growing days in our region.
There are two different types of vegetables: Cool Season or Spring Vegetables and Warm Season or Summer Vegetables Often Cool Season crops are not affected by a light frost. Always good to protect tender young plants from frost by covering them, Watch the weather forecasts.
Cool Season Crops Not Affected By Frost (Might want to protect the seedlings until established) Asparagus (perennial) Broad Bean Broccoli Brussel Sprouts Cabbage Collard Garlic Kale Kohirabi Leek Onion Pea Radish Rhubarb (perennial) Rutabagas Shallot Spinach Turnip
Cool Season Crops Affected by Frost Arugula Asian Greens Beets Carrots Cauliflower Celery Chard Chinese Cabbage Endive Lettuce Mustard Parsnip Potato Swiss Chard Warm Season Crops Warm Season crops can be planted when temperatures reach above seventy degrees Cantaloupe Cucumber Eggplant Lima Bean New Zealand Spinach Pepper Pumpkin Snap Bean Squash Sweet Potato Watermelon All other vegetables Top Vegetables Recommended for Community Gardens These low maintenance plants can chill out in your plot for a bit when it’s ready. Basil Beets Cabbage Eggplant Garlic Kale Leeks Onions Parsley Peppers, Sweet and Hot Potatoes Swiss Chard Tomatoes