When can I plant Spinach in Zone 2b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

By referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 2b you will be able to estimate when it's a good idea to plant spinach.


Planting Calendar for Spinach

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

Since spinach do well in moderate cold you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

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

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 2b. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -45°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 2b may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost will vary 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 spinach if we have 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.