How to edit your frost dates

How to find or change your frost dates, specify that your area doesn't experience frost, or split your growing year into two growing seasons

Updated over a week ago

There are two ways to edit your frost date in the Garden Planner:

Option 1: From the main Garden Planner website

Login to your account and click on your email address, then click on Settings.

Garden Planner settings

Option 2: Account Settings within the Garden Planner

Open the Garden Planner then click on Account at the bottom left corner of your screen.

Garden Planner account settings

Click on Location and Frost Dates.

Garden Planner location and frost dates

Continue with editing your frost dates...

Scroll down to find your frost dates below the map.

Garden Planner automatic frost dates

If you need to edit your frost dates, click on the Manual Frost Dates tab.

Garden Planner manual frost dates

Click on the dates to change them (we wouldn't recommend doing this by more than 2 weeks at either end). Alternatively you can check the boxes to specify if your area doesn't experience frost or if you need to split the growing season in two to avoid growing cool season crops during the hottest part of the year.

Garden Planner frost-free location

Click Save Location & Frost Dates to save your changes.

How does the Garden Planner calculate frost dates?

The Garden Planner determines ideal sowing, planting and harvesting times using average frost dates* from your nearest weather station, taken from weather data covering the last 20-30 years. The most important factor for frost date predictions is actually the number of years data we're using to create the average, as this is more accurate for predictions than advising based on the fluctuations that happen from year to year.

We've found this system to be more accurate than the more general hardiness zone system. However, if you live very far from or at considerably different altitude to your nearest weather station, you may find you need to customize this system

No frost dates in Australia and South Africa

If you live in Australia or South Africa, the Garden Planner uses a different system based on postcode regions instead, so you won't see frost dates or the split season option in these locations.

Any questions? Chat to us!

Click on the Live Chat icon in the Garden Planner if you need help or have questions for our gardening experts.

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