When can I plant Buddha belly plant in Zone 7b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden 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 7b can be reviewed to determine when it's the best time to plant buddha belly plant.


Planting Calendar for Buddha belly plant

Frost tolerance for buddha belly plant: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Buddha belly plant require warm weather which tells us that it's important to wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant buddha belly plant
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The earliest that you can plant buddha belly plant in Zone 7b 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 buddha belly plant and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your buddha belly plant may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your buddha belly plant indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on April 15 in Zone 7b. 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 an average our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 7b there is a last frost after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your buddha belly plant if we have a surprise late frost.

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.