When can I plant Garden Orache in Zone 3b

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about our gardening schedule is find our 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 3b you can figure out when it's possible to plant garden orache by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Garden Orache

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

Garden Orache do ok in moderate cold which tells us 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 garden orache
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant garden orache
Probably not a good time to plant garden orache

The earliest that you can plant garden orache 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 garden orache and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your garden orache may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your garden orache indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 3b is an average our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 3b there is a last frost after May 15 so always be ready to protect your garden orache in the event of 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.