When can I plant Peas in Zone 2b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out 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 first chance to plant peas in Zone 2b can be determined by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Peas

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

You can plant peas much earlier in the year because they are very cold tolerant.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind 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 will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 2b last frost occurs after May 15 be ready to cover your peas if we have 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.