When can I plant Buddha belly plant in Zone 2a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first opportunity to plant buddha belly plant in Zone 2a should be figured out by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Buddha belly plant

Frost tolerance for buddha belly plant: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

It's probably not a good idea to plant buddha belly plant until after the last frost has passed because they do not do well in cold weather.

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The earliest that you can plant buddha belly plant in Zone 2a is May. However, you really should wait until June if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant buddha belly plant and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your buddha belly plant may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your buddha belly plant indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 2a may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 2a it frosts late in the year after May 15 be ready to protect your buddha belly plant if we have one of those late frosts.

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.