When can I plant Buddha belly plant in Zone 5b

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 best time to plant buddha belly plant in Zone 5b should be figured out 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 do not do well in cold weather you have to wait until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant buddha belly plant
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The earliest that you can plant buddha belly plant in Zone 5b 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 buddha belly plant and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your buddha belly plant may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your buddha belly plant indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 5b. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -15°F.

Keep in mind 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 5b and it will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 5b last frost occurs after April 15 be ready to protect your buddha belly plant in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 5b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 5b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-15°F
Highest Expected Low-10°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -15°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -10°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 5b

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