When can I plant Buddha belly plant in Zone 3b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 3b you can estimate when it's possible to plant buddha belly plant by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Buddha belly plant

Frost tolerance for buddha belly plant: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Buddha belly plant do not do well in cold weather which tells us that it is necessary to wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant buddha belly plant
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The earliest that you can plant buddha belly plant 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 buddha belly plant and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your buddha belly plant may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your buddha belly plant indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 3b. We should expect an average low temperature of -35°F in the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 3b is just an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 3b last frost occurs after May 15 be ready to protect your buddha belly plant if we have a 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.