When can I plant Bloodleaf in Zone 10b

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 earliest that you can plant bloodleaf in Zone 10b can be figured out by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Bloodleaf

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

Bloodleaf are not cold tolerant which means that you need to wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant bloodleaf in Zone 10b 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 bloodleaf and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your bloodleaf may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your bloodleaf 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 10b. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 35°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 10b is an average our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 10b last frost occurs after January 31 be ready to cover your bloodleaf in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 10b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 10b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)January 31
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low35°F
Highest Expected Low40°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 35°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 40°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 10b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 10b.