When can I plant Clover in Zone 2a

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

It's possible to determine when it's the best time to plant clover by using the USDA zone info for Zone 2a.


Planting Calendar for Clover

Frost tolerance for clover: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Clover are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather which tells us that you can start planting them slightly earlier than more sensitive plants.

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A good time to plant clover
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant clover
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The earliest that you can plant clover 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 clover and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your clover may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your clover indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 2a and it is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 2a it frosts late in the year after May 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your clover in the event of 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.