When can I plant Peanut in Zone 2b

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

By looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 2b it's possible to estimate when it's a good idea to plant peanut.


Planting Calendar for Peanut

Frost tolerance for peanut: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Since peanut require warm weather you really should wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant peanut 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 peanut and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your peanut may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your peanut indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 2b and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 2b last frost occurs after May 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your peanut 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.