When can I plant Millet in Zone 3b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate 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.

You will be able to estimate when you can plant millet by using the USDA zone info for Zone 3b.


Planting Calendar for Millet

Frost tolerance for millet: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Millet require warm weather which tells us that you have to wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant millet
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant millet
Probably not a good time to plant millet

The earliest that you can plant millet 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 millet and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your millet may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your millet 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. In the coldest months of winter we can 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 will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 3b we get surprised by a frost after May 15 so always be ready to cover your millet 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.