When can I plant Baby Blue Eyes in Zone 3b

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.

The first chance to plant baby blue eyes in Zone 3b can be determined 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 are moderately cold tolerant which tells us that you can get them planted earlier than plants that are more sensitive to 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 3b 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. If you wait any later than that and your baby blue eyes may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your baby blue eyes indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on May 15 in Zone 3b. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -35°F.

Remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 3b and it changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 3b there is a last frost after May 15 be ready to protect your baby blue eyes 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.