When can I plant Dill in Zone 10a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first opportunity to plant dill in Zone 10a should be figured out by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Dill

Frost tolerance for dill: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Since dill do ok in moderate cold you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant dill in Zone 10a 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 dill and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your dill may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your dill indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on January 31 in Zone 10a. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 30°F.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 10a may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 10a we get a frost after January 31 be ready to cover your dill 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.