When can I plant Garden Orache in Zone 12b

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.

The first chance to plant garden orache in Zone 12b should be estimated by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Garden Orache

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

Garden Orache can survive in some cold which means that you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant garden orache
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant garden orache
Probably not a good time to plant garden orache

The earliest that you can plant garden orache 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 garden orache and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your garden orache may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your garden orache indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 12b it never frosts. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 55°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 12b is just an average 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 garden orache 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.