When can I plant Asparagus peas in Zone 6b

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 best time to plant asparagus peas in Zone 6b can be determined by using the USDA zone info.


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.

You can plant asparagus peas a little bit earlier in the year because they are moderately cold tolerant.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Legend 
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 6b 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. Any later than that and your asparagus peas may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your asparagus peas indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 6b. We should expect an average low temperature of -5°F in the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 6b may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 6b we get surprised by a frost after April 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your asparagus peas in the event of a 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.