When can I plant Asparagus peas in Zone 2a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The best time to plant asparagus peas in Zone 2a can be estimated by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Asparagus peas

Frost tolerance for asparagus peas: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Since asparagus peas are moderately cold tolerant you can plant them a little earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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A good time to plant asparagus peas
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The earliest that you can plant asparagus peas in Zone 2a is April. However, you really should wait until May if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant asparagus peas and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your asparagus peas may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your asparagus peas indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 2a the average date of last frost happens on May 15. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -50°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 2a may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 2a there is a last frost after May 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your asparagus peas if we have a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 2a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 2a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)August 15
Lowest Expected Low-50°F
Highest Expected Low-45°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -50°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -45°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 2a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 2a.