When can I plant Neeps in Zone 2b

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

In Zone 2b you can figure out when it's the best time to plant neeps by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Neeps

Frost tolerance for neeps: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Since neeps require warm weather you have to wait until after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant neeps
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant neeps
Probably not a good time to plant neeps

The earliest that you can plant neeps 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 neeps and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your neeps may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your neeps indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 2b and it changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 2b there is a last frost after May 15 so always be ready to protect your neeps if we have 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.