When can I plant New Zealand spinach in Zone 11b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You should be able to determine when it's the best time to plant new zealand spinach by looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 11b.


Planting Calendar for New Zealand spinach

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

Since new zealand spinach are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather you can plant them a little earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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A good time to plant new zealand spinach
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The earliest that you can plant new zealand spinach 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 new zealand spinach and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your new zealand spinach may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your new zealand spinach indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 11b it never frosts. It might get as low as 45°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 11b is an average our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 11b you do not have to be ready to cover your new zealand spinach 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.