When can I plant Asparagus lettuce in Zone 12a

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about our gardening schedule is find our 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 asparagus lettuce in Zone 12a should be determined by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Asparagus lettuce

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

You should not plant asparagus lettuce until after all chance of frost has passed because they are not cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant asparagus lettuce in Zone 12a 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 lettuce and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your asparagus lettuce may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your asparagus lettuce indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 12a it never frosts. We should expect an average low temperature of 50°F in the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 12a is just an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12a you do not have to be ready to cover your asparagus lettuce in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 12a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 12a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low50°F
Highest Expected Low55°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 50°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 55°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 12a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 12a.