When can I plant Corn salad in Zone 12a

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out 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 USDA zone info for Zone 12a should be reffered to in order to determine when you can plant corn salad.


Planting Calendar for Corn salad

Frost tolerance for corn salad: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Since corn salad are not cold tolerant it's important to wait until after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind 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 12a and it is different every year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12a you do not have to be ready to cover your corn salad in the event of a surprise late frost.

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.