When can I plant Asparagus lettuce in Zone 6b

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.

In Zone 6b you can estimate when you can plant asparagus lettuce by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Asparagus lettuce

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

Asparagus lettuce require warm weather which tells us that you need to wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant asparagus lettuce in Zone 6b 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 asparagus lettuce and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your asparagus lettuce may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your asparagus lettuce indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 6b the average date of last frost happens on April 15. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -5°F.

Remember 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 6b and it is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 6b there is a last frost after April 15 be ready to cover your asparagus lettuce in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 6b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 6b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-5°F
Highest Expected Low0°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -5°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 0°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 6b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 6b.