When can I plant Indian cress in Zone 10a

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 10a you can determine when it's a good idea to plant indian cress by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Indian cress

Frost tolerance for indian cress: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

Indian cress do not do well in cold weather which tells us that it's important to wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant indian cress
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant indian cress
Probably not a good time to plant indian cress

The earliest that you can plant indian cress 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 indian cress and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your indian cress may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your indian cress indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 10a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 10a we get a frost after January 31 be ready to cover your indian cress 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.