When can I plant Moon Vine in Zone 4b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate 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.

By checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 4b you will be able to determine when to plant moon vine.


Planting Calendar for Moon Vine

Frost tolerance for moon vine: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

Moon Vine require warm weather which means that you must wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant moon vine
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant moon vine
Probably not a good time to plant moon vine

The earliest that you can plant moon vine 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 moon vine and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your moon vine may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your moon vine indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 4b. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -25°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 4b is an average our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 4b last frost occurs after May 15 be ready to protect your moon vine in the event of one of those late frosts.

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.