When can I plant Dill in Zone 11a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule is the 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 first opportunity to plant dill in Zone 11a can be figured out by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Dill

Frost tolerance for dill: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

You can plant dill just a tiny bit earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant dill 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 dill and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your dill may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your dill indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 11a is an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 11a you do not have to be ready to protect your dill in the event of a surprise 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.