When can I plant New Zealand spinach 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.

The USDA zone info for Zone 10a should be reviewed to figure out when it's a good idea to plant new zealand spinach.


Planting Calendar for New Zealand spinach

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

New Zealand spinach do ok in a little bit of cold which tells us that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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A good time to plant new zealand spinach
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant new zealand spinach
Probably not a good time to plant new zealand spinach

The earliest that you can plant new zealand spinach 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 new zealand spinach and expect a good harvest is probably October. If you wait any later than that and your new zealand spinach may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your new zealand spinach indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 10a is just an average our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 10a there is a last frost after January 31 be ready to protect your new zealand spinach 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.