When can I plant Hamburg root parsley 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 most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first chance to plant hamburg root parsley in Zone 5b should be estimated by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Hamburg root parsley

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

Hamburg root parsley are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather which tells us that you can plant them earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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A good time to plant hamburg root parsley
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant hamburg root parsley
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The earliest that you can plant hamburg root parsley in Zone 5b 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 hamburg root parsley and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your hamburg root parsley may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your hamburg root parsley indoors is a great way to get them started 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 should expect an average low temperature of -15°F.

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 5b and it is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 5b it frosts late in the year after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your hamburg root parsley if we have 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.