When can I plant Asparagus peas in Zone 8b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine 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.

You can determine when to plant asparagus peas in Zone 8b by reviewing 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.

Asparagus peas do well in moderate cold which tells us that you can get them planted earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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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 8b 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. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your asparagus peas may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your asparagus peas indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is March 15 in Zone 8b. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 15°F.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 8b and it will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 8b last frost occurs after March 15 be ready to cover your asparagus peas if we have a surprise 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.