When can I plant Mustard 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 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 it's possible to estimate when it's possible to plant mustard.


Planting Calendar for Mustard

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

Mustard are not cold tolerant which means that you need to wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant mustard 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 mustard and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your mustard may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your mustard indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks 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.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 13a is an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13a you do not have to be ready to protect your mustard 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.