When can I plant Snow-in Summer in Zone 2b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first opportunity to plant snow-in summer in Zone 2b can be estimated by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Snow-in Summer

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

Snow-in Summer do well in moderate cold which tells us that you can plant them earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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A good time to plant snow-in summer
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant snow-in summer
Probably not a good time to plant snow-in summer

The earliest that you can plant snow-in summer 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 snow-in summer and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your snow-in summer may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your snow-in summer indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 2b is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 2b we get a frost after May 15 so always be ready to protect your snow-in summer 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.