When can I plant Buddha belly plant in Zone 4b

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant buddha belly plant in Zone 4b should be determined by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Buddha belly plant

Frost tolerance for buddha belly plant: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Since buddha belly plant are not cold tolerant it's important to wait until after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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The earliest that you can plant buddha belly plant in Zone 4b 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 buddha belly plant and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your buddha belly plant may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your buddha belly plant indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on May 15 in Zone 4b. We can expect an average low temperature of -25°F in the coldest months of winter.

Remember that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 4b and it is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 4b we get a frost after May 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your buddha belly plant in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 4b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 4b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)September 15
Lowest Expected Low-25°F
Highest Expected Low-20°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -25°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -20°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 4b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 4b.