When can I plant Redvein Dock in Zone 10a

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating 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.

The first chance to plant redvein dock in Zone 10a should be determined by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Redvein Dock

Frost tolerance for redvein dock: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Redvein Dock are barely cold tolerant which means that you can start planting them slightly earlier than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant redvein dock 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 redvein dock and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your redvein dock may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your redvein dock indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure 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 can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 10a last frost occurs after January 31 be ready to cover your redvein dock 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.