When can I plant Garden Orache in Zone 10a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 10a you can figure out when it's a good idea to plant garden orache by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Garden Orache

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

Since garden orache are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

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