When can I plant Indian cress in Zone 13a

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

By checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 13a you should be able to figure out when it's the best time to plant indian cress.


Planting Calendar for Indian cress

Frost tolerance for indian cress: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Indian cress require warm weather which means that you need to wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant indian cress
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant indian cress
Probably not a good time to plant indian cress

The earliest that you can plant indian cress 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 indian cress and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your indian cress may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your indian cress indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 13a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13a you do not have to be ready to cover your indian cress in the event of one of those late frosts.

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.