When can I plant Oregano in Zone 2b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's a good idea to estimate when you can plant oregano by checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 2b.


Planting Calendar for Oregano

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

Oregano do well in moderate cold which means that you can get them planted earlier than more sensitive plants.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 2b and it is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 2b last frost occurs after May 15 be ready to cover your oregano 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.