When can I plant Sweetscented Bedstraw in Zone 3b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the 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 can be used to figure out when to plant sweetscented bedstraw.


Planting Calendar for Sweetscented Bedstraw

Frost tolerance for sweetscented bedstraw: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Sweetscented Bedstraw do ok in some cold which tells us that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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A good time to plant sweetscented bedstraw
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant sweetscented bedstraw
Probably not a good time to plant sweetscented bedstraw

The earliest that you can plant sweetscented bedstraw in Zone 3b is April. However, you really should wait until May if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant sweetscented bedstraw and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your sweetscented bedstraw may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your sweetscented bedstraw 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 should expect an average low temperature of -35°F.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 3b is an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 3b it frosts late in the year after May 15 be ready to protect your sweetscented bedstraw 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.