When can I plant Field Peas in Zone 10b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first chance to plant field peas in Zone 10b should be determined by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Field Peas

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

You can plant field peas a little earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant field peas
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant field peas
Probably not a good time to plant field peas

The earliest that you can plant field peas in Zone 10b 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 field peas and expect a good harvest is probably October. If you wait any later than that and your field peas may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your field peas indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on January 31 in Zone 10b. It might get as low as 35°F during the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 10b is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 10b last frost occurs after January 31 be ready to cover your field peas if we have a 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.