When can I plant Savoy cabbage in Zone 2a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. 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 it's possible to plant savoy cabbage in Zone 2a by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Savoy cabbage

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

Savoy cabbage are one of those plants that can tolerate quite a bit of cold weather which means that you can plant them a quite a bit earlier than other frost tender plants.

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The earliest that you can plant savoy cabbage 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 savoy cabbage and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your savoy cabbage may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your savoy cabbage indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on May 15 in Zone 2a. It might get as low as -50°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 2a is just an average our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 2a last frost occurs after May 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your savoy cabbage 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.