When can I plant Black radish in Zone 3b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. 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 black radish in Zone 3b can be figured out by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Black radish

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

Black radish are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather which means that you can get them planted earlier than other frost tender plants.

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The earliest that you can plant black radish 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 black radish and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your black radish may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your black radish indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 3b the average date of last frost happens on May 15. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -35°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 3b is just an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 3b we get a frost after May 15 be ready to protect your black radish if we have one of those late frosts.

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.