When can I plant Basket of Gold in Zone 2a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's a good idea to estimate when it's possible to plant basket of gold by using the USDA zone info for Zone 2a.


Planting Calendar for Basket of Gold

Frost tolerance for basket of gold: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Basket of Gold are very cold tolerant which tells us that you can start planting them much earlier than more sensitive plants.

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A good time to plant basket of gold
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant basket of gold
Probably not a good time to plant basket of gold

The earliest that you can plant basket of gold 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 basket of gold and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your basket of gold may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your basket of gold indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 2a is just an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 2a there is a last frost after May 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your basket of gold in the event of a 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.