When can I plant Romanesco in Zone 3b

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out 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.

The USDA zone info for Zone 3b should be used to figure out when you can plant romanesco.


Planting Calendar for Romanesco

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

Romanesco do well in moderate cold which tells us that you can start planting them earlier than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant romanesco 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 romanesco and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your romanesco may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your romanesco indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 3b the average date of last frost happens on May 15. It might get as low as -35°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 3b is not always accurate our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 3b we get a frost after May 15 so always be ready to cover your romanesco 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.