When can I plant Bishop's Weed in Zone 10a

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

By reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 10a it's possible to figure out when you can plant bishop's weed.


Planting Calendar for Bishop's Weed

Frost tolerance for bishop's weed: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

You can plant bishop's weed much earlier in the year because they are very cold tolerant.

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The earliest that you can plant bishop's weed in Zone 10a is January. However, you really should wait until February if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant bishop's weed and expect a good harvest is probably October. If you wait any later than that and your bishop's weed may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your bishop's weed indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on January 31 in Zone 10a. It might get as low as 30°F during the coldest months of winter.

Remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 10a and it will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 10a last frost occurs after January 31 be ready to cover your bishop's weed in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 10a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 10a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)January 31
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low30°F
Highest Expected Low35°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 30°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 35°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 10a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 10a.