When can I plant Indian cress in Zone 10b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out 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 best time to plant indian cress in Zone 10b should be figured out by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Indian cress

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

Since indian cress require warm weather it is important to wait until after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant indian cress 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 indian cress and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your indian cress may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your indian cress indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is January 31 in Zone 10b. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 35°F.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 10b and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 10b there is a last frost after January 31 be ready to protect your indian cress in the event of one of those late frosts.

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.