When can I plant Baby Blue Eyes in Zone 3a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out 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.

In Zone 3a you can determine when to plant baby blue eyes by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Baby Blue Eyes

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

Baby Blue Eyes do ok in mild cold which means that you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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A good time to plant baby blue eyes
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant baby blue eyes
Probably not a good time to plant baby blue eyes

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

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on May 15 in Zone 3a. It might get as low as -40°F during the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 3a is an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 3a it frosts late in the year after May 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your baby blue eyes in the event of a surprise late frost.

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.