When can I plant Neeps in Zone 12b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

A common way of getting a good idea when it's a good idea to plant neeps is to use the USDA zone info for Zone 12b.


Planting Calendar for Neeps

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

Since neeps require warm weather you have to wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant neeps 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 neeps and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your neeps may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your neeps 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. We can expect an average low temperature of 55°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 12b is not always accurate our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12b you do not have to be ready to protect your neeps if we have a late frost.

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.