When can I plant Sweet Potato Vine 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 earliest that you can plant sweet potato vine in Zone 7b can be estimated by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sweet Potato Vine

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

Sweet Potato Vine do not do well in cold weather which tells us that it is necessary to wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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The earliest that you can plant sweet potato vine 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 sweet potato vine and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your sweet potato vine may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your sweet potato vine indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 7b the average date of last frost happens on April 15. It might get as low as 5°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 7b is not always accurate our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 7b we get surprised by a frost after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your sweet potato vine in the event of 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.