When can I plant Moon Vine 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.

A way of determining when you can plant moon vine is to examine the USDA zone info for Zone 10a.


Planting Calendar for Moon Vine

Frost tolerance for moon vine: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

You can not plant moon vine until after the last frost has passed because they do not do well in cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant moon vine 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 moon vine and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your moon vine may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your moon vine indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is 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 we get surprised by a frost after January 31 be ready to protect your moon vine if we have one of those late frosts.

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.