When can I plant Welsh onion in Zone 2b

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea 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.

It's a good idea to determine when it's possible to plant welsh onion by reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 2b.


Planting Calendar for Welsh onion

Frost tolerance for welsh onion: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Welsh onion do ok in moderate cold which tells us that you can plant them slightly earlier than more sensitive plants.

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The earliest that you can plant welsh onion in Zone 2b is May. However, you really should wait until June if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant welsh onion and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your welsh onion may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your welsh onion indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 2b is just an average our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 2b last frost occurs after May 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your welsh onion in the event of a surprise 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.