When can I plant Galium in Zone 2a

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our 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.

In Zone 2a you can figure out when it's the best time to plant galium by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Galium

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

You can plant galium just a bit earlier in the year because they do well in moderate cold.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant galium
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant galium
Probably not a good time to plant galium

The earliest that you can plant galium 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 galium and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your galium may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your galium indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost 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 is an average 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 we get surprised by a frost after May 15 so just be sure to be ready to cover your galium 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.