When can I plant Borage in Zone 7b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first chance to plant borage in Zone 7b can be determined by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Borage

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

Borage do ok in some cold which tells us that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant borage in Zone 7b 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 borage and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your borage may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your borage indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 7b the average date of last frost happens on April 15. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 5°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 7b is not always accurate our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 7b we get surprised by a frost after April 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your borage if we have one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 7b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 7b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low5°F
Highest Expected Low10°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 10°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 7b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 7b.