When can I plant Oregano in Zone 2a

One of the first steps we take when we are determining 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.

You can figure out when you can plant oregano in Zone 2a by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Oregano

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

Oregano do ok in mild cold which tells us that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant oregano 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 oregano and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your oregano may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your oregano 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.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 2a is just an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 2a there is a last frost after May 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your oregano if we have 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.