When can I plant Cabbage in Zone 10a

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.

By checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 10a you should be able to estimate when it's a good idea to plant cabbage.


Planting Calendar for Cabbage

Frost tolerance for cabbage: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Cabbage do well in a little bit of cold which tells us that you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant cabbage
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant cabbage
Probably not a good time to plant cabbage

The earliest that you can plant cabbage 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 cabbage and expect a good harvest is probably October. If you wait any later than that and your cabbage may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your cabbage indoors.

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.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 10a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 10a it frosts late in the year after January 31 be ready to protect your cabbage if we have a surprise 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.