When can I plant Asparagus peas in Zone 5a

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.

The USDA zone info for Zone 5a should be reviewed to estimate when it's a good idea to plant asparagus peas.


Planting Calendar for Asparagus peas

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

Asparagus peas do ok in mild cold which means that you can plant them a little earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant asparagus peas in Zone 5a is February. However, you really should wait until March if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant asparagus peas and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your asparagus peas may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your asparagus peas indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 5a. It might get as low as -20°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 5a is an average our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 5a it frosts late in the year after April 15 be ready to cover your asparagus peas in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 5a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 5a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-20°F
Highest Expected Low-15°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -20°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -15°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 5a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 5a.