When can I plant Stocks in Zone 12b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 12b you can figure out when you can plant stocks by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Stocks

Frost tolerance for stocks: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Stocks do ok in some cold which means that you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant stocks 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 stocks and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your stocks may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your stocks indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 12b is not always accurate 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 protect your stocks in the event of 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.