When can I plant Nicotiana in Zone 2b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine 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 best time to plant nicotiana in Zone 2b can be estimated by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Nicotiana

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

Nicotiana do not do well in cold weather which tells us that it is necessary to wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 2b is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 2b last frost occurs after May 15 so always be ready to protect your nicotiana 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.