When can I plant Dill in Zone 12b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

By referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 12b it's possible to determine when it's the best time to plant dill.


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.

Dill tend to make it in very little cold which means that you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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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 12b 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 really do well. If you are starting your dill indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 12b it never frosts. It might get as low as 55°F during the coldest months of winter.

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

USDA Zone Info for Zone 12b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 12b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low55°F
Highest Expected Low60°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 55°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 60°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 12b

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