When can I plant Snow peas in Zone 2b

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

A way of getting a good idea when it's a good idea to plant snow peas is to refer to the USDA zone info for Zone 2b.


Planting Calendar for Snow peas

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

Snow peas do ok in cold weather which means that you can plant them much earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant snow 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 snow peas and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your snow peas may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your snow peas indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

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.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 2b is an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 2b last frost occurs after May 15 be ready to cover your snow peas 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.