When can I plant Buddha belly plant in Zone 2b

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 2b should be looked at to figure out when it's possible to plant buddha belly plant.


Planting Calendar for Buddha belly plant

Frost tolerance for buddha belly plant: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Since buddha belly plant do not do well in cold weather it is necessary to wait until after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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The earliest that you can plant buddha belly plant in Zone 2b is May. However, you really should wait until June if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant buddha belly plant and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your buddha belly plant may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your buddha belly plant indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 2b is an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 2b it frosts late in the year after May 15 be ready to cover your buddha belly plant if we have a surprise late frost.

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.