When can I plant Chinese cabbage in Zone 13a

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.

The USDA zone info for Zone 13a should be reffered to in order to estimate when it's possible to plant chinese cabbage.


Planting Calendar for Chinese cabbage

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

Chinese cabbage do ok in mild cold which tells us that you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant chinese 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 chinese cabbage and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your chinese cabbage may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your chinese cabbage indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 13a it never frosts. It might get as low as 60°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 13a is not always accurate 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 chinese cabbage if we have a surprise 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.