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How to edit your frost dates [Phone]
How to edit your frost dates [Phone]

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 dates in the Garden Planner:

Option 1: Account Settings within the Garden Planner

Open the Garden Planner then tap on the main menu at the top left.

Garden Planner - Main Menu

Tap on Account.

Garden Planner - Main menu Account options

Tap on Menu.

Garden Planner - Account menu option

Tap on Location and Frost Dates

Garden Planner - Location and Frost Dates

Option 2: From the main Garden Planner website

Login to the Garden Planner, then tap on the menu button at the top right. Tap on Your account.

Garden Planner - Account Settings

Scroll down and tap on Subscription and Account Settings.

Garden Planner - Subscription and Account Settings

Tap on Location and Frost Dates.

Garden Planner - Location and Frost Dates

Continue editing your frost dates...

Scroll down to find your frost dates below the map.

Garden Planner - Frost Dates

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

Garden Planner - Manual Frost Dates

Tap 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 - My area does not experience frost

Tap Save Location & Frost Dates.

Garden Planner - Save Location & Frost Dates

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

Australia and South Africa use a different system based on postcode regions, so it's not possible to edit the frost dates in these areas.

Any questions? Chat to us!

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

Garden Planner - Live chat icon

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