When can I plant Asparagus peas in Zone 11b

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.

A way of getting a good idea when it's a good idea to plant asparagus peas is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 11b.


Planting Calendar for Asparagus peas

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

You can plant asparagus peas a little earlier in the year because they are moderately cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant asparagus peas in Zone 11b 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 asparagus peas and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your asparagus peas may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your asparagus peas indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 11b it never frosts. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 45°F.

Remember that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 11b and it will vary from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 11b you do not have to be ready to cover your asparagus peas if we have a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 11b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 11b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low45°F
Highest Expected Low50°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 45°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 50°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 11b

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