When can I plant Snow-in Summer in Zone 3b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can estimate when it's possible to plant snow-in summer in Zone 3b by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Snow-in Summer

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

Snow-in Summer do well in moderate cold which tells us that you can get them planted earlier than more sensitive plants.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant snow-in summer
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant snow-in summer
Probably not a good time to plant snow-in summer

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

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 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 last frost occurs after May 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your snow-in summer 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.