When can I plant Pea 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 USDA zone info for Zone 2b can be read to figure out when it's possible to plant pea.


Planting Calendar for Pea

Frost tolerance for pea: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Pea are very cold tolerant which means that you can get them planted much earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant pea 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 pea and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your pea may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your pea 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.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 2b may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 2b there is a last frost after May 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your pea in the event of a 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.