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Planting Calendar – Zone 4

Step 1: Find your zone

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Step 2: Choose your plants

Step 3: Explore your planting calendar

Scroll below to learn more about the plants you selected including whether they’re suited for your planting zone, whether you should start indoors or sow directly, and how many days until they’re ready to harvest. Now that is what we call Betterdays!


While Zone 4 is much warmer than Zones 1 through 3, it is still considered a cold climate with an average minimum temperature of -30 to -20 degrees F during the winter months. The colder temperatures impact not only what can be grown, but also when. According to the planting calendar for Zone 4, vegetables like rhubarb and eggplant do well in this zone. There are also many flowers and herbs that will flourish if planted past the harsh winter months. Consider adding a layer of mulch to any outdoor beds to maintain ground temperatures and get you through the harsher months.

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