When can I plant Garden Orache in Zone 2b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant garden orache in Zone 2b should be figured out by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Garden Orache

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

Garden Orache can survive in mild cold which tells us that you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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A good time to plant garden orache
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant garden orache
Probably not a good time to plant garden orache

The earliest that you can plant garden orache 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 garden orache and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your garden orache may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your garden orache indoors.

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.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 2b is an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 2b we get a frost after May 15 be ready to protect your garden orache in the event of 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.