When can I plant Asparagus peas in Zone 2b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate 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.

One way of estimating when it's a good idea to plant asparagus peas is to examine the USDA zone info for Zone 2b.


Planting Calendar for Asparagus peas

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

Asparagus peas do well in a little bit of cold which means that you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant asparagus peas in Zone 2b 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 asparagus peas and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your asparagus peas may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your asparagus peas indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 2b. It might get as low as -45°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 2b is just an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 2b there is a last frost after May 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your asparagus peas in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 2b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 2b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)August 15
Lowest Expected Low-45°F
Highest Expected Low-40°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -45°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -40°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 2b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 2b.