When can I plant Asparagus lettuce in Zone 3b

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.

The USDA zone info for Zone 3b should be looked at to determine when you can plant asparagus lettuce.


Planting Calendar for Asparagus lettuce

Frost tolerance for asparagus lettuce: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

You really shouldn't plant asparagus lettuce until after all chance of frost has passed because they are not cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant asparagus lettuce in Zone 3b 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 asparagus lettuce and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your asparagus lettuce may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your asparagus lettuce indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 3b the average date of last frost happens on May 15. It might get as low as -35°F during the coldest months of winter.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 3b is just an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 3b there is a last frost after May 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your asparagus lettuce if we have a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 3b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 3b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)September 15
Lowest Expected Low-35°F
Highest Expected Low-30°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -35°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -30°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 3b

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