When can I plant Neeps in Zone 10a

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

A common way of getting a good idea when you can plant neeps is to consult the USDA zone info for Zone 10a.


Planting Calendar for Neeps

Frost tolerance for neeps: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Neeps are not cold tolerant which tells us that you have to wait until it warms up after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant neeps 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 neeps and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your neeps may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your neeps indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 10a the average date of last frost happens on January 31. 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 is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 10a we get surprised by a frost after January 31 be ready to cover your neeps 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.