When can I plant Baby Blue Eyes 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.

The first opportunity to plant baby blue eyes in Zone 2b should be determined by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Baby Blue Eyes

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

Baby Blue Eyes do ok in moderate cold which tells us that you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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A good time to plant baby blue eyes
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant baby blue eyes
Probably not a good time to plant baby blue eyes

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

Last Frost Date

In Zone 2b the average date of last frost happens on May 15. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -45°F.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 2b may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 2b last frost occurs after May 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your baby blue eyes 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.