When can I plant Sorrel 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.

By using the USDA zone info for Zone 2b you should be able to determine when it's the best time to plant sorrel.


Planting Calendar for Sorrel

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

Since sorrel are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant sorrel 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 sorrel and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your sorrel may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your sorrel indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on May 15 in Zone 2b. It might get as low as -45°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 2b is an average our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 2b we get surprised by a frost after May 15 be ready to cover your sorrel 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.