When can I plant Cabbage in Zone 13a

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about 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.

It's a good idea to determine when it's possible to plant cabbage by reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 13a.


Planting Calendar for Cabbage

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

Cabbage are moderately cold tolerant which tells us that you can plant them a little bit earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant cabbage in Zone 13a 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 cabbage and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your cabbage may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your cabbage indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 13a it never frosts. We should expect an average low temperature of 60°F in the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 13a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13a you do not have to be ready to cover your cabbage if we have a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 13a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 13a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low60°F
Highest Expected Low65°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 60°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 65°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 13a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 13a.