When can I plant Asparagus lettuce in Zone 8b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can determine when to plant asparagus lettuce in Zone 8b by using 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 has passed.

Since asparagus lettuce require warm weather you have to wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Legend 
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 8b 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. Any later than that and your asparagus lettuce may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your asparagus lettuce indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on March 15 in Zone 8b. It might get as low as 15°F during the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 8b is just an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 8b last frost occurs after March 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your asparagus lettuce in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 8b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 8b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)March 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)November 15
Lowest Expected Low15°F
Highest Expected Low20°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 15°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 20°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 8b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 8b.