When can I plant Sweet Potato Vine in Zone 10a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

By looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 10a it's a good idea to determine when to plant sweet potato vine.


Planting Calendar for Sweet Potato Vine

Frost tolerance for sweet potato vine: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

You should not plant sweet potato vine until after all chance of frost has passed because they require warm weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant sweet potato 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 sweet potato vine and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your sweet potato vine may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your sweet potato 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 should expect an average low temperature of 30°F.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 10a may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 10a we get a frost after January 31 be ready to protect your sweet potato vine in the event of 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.