When can I plant Asparagus peas in Zone 3a

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.

You can determine when it's possible to plant asparagus peas in Zone 3a by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Asparagus peas

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

Asparagus peas do well in mild cold which means that you can plant them a little earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant asparagus peas in Zone 3a is March. However, you really should wait until April if you don't want to take any chances.

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

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 3a. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -40°F.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 3a is just an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 3a there is a last frost after May 15 so always be ready to cover your asparagus peas in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 3a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 3a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)September 15
Lowest Expected Low-40°F
Highest Expected Low-35°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -40°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -35°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 3a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 3a.