When can I plant Squash in Zone 13a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. 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 can be used to figure out when it's possible to plant squash.


Planting Calendar for Squash

Frost tolerance for squash: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

You really shouldn't plant squash until after the last frost because they require warm weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant squash 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 squash and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your squash may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your squash 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 should expect an average low temperature of 60°F.

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 13a and it is different every year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13a you do not have to be ready to cover your squash in the event of 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.