When can I plant Cucumbers in Zone 11a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine 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 USDA zone info for Zone 11a can be used to estimate when it's the best time to plant cucumbers.


Planting Calendar for Cucumbers

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

Since cucumbers require warm weather you need to wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant cucumbers in Zone 11a 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 cucumbers and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your cucumbers may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your cucumbers indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 11a it never frosts. We can expect an average low temperature of 40°F in the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 11a is just an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since it never frosts in Zone 11a you do not have to be ready to cover your cucumbers in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 11a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 11a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low40°F
Highest Expected Low45°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 40°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 45°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 11a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 11a.