When can I plant Bishop's Weed in Zone 2b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant bishop's weed in Zone 2b should be figured out by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Bishop's Weed

Frost tolerance for bishop's weed: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

You can plant bishop's weed earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate quite a bit of cold weather.

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The earliest that you can plant bishop's weed 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 bishop's weed and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your bishop's weed may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your bishop's weed indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of 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 can expect an average low temperature of -45°F.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 2b is an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 2b it frosts late in the year after May 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your bishop's weed 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.