When can I plant Guara in Zone 5b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 5b should be reviewed to determine when it's a good idea to plant guara.


Planting Calendar for Guara

Frost tolerance for guara: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Since guara do not do well in cold weather it's necessary to wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant guara 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 guara and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your guara may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your guara indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 5b is just an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 5b there is a last frost after April 15 be ready to protect your guara 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.