When can I plant Neeps in Zone 13b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can determine when it's possible to plant neeps in Zone 13b by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Neeps

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

Since neeps do not do well in cold weather you have to wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant neeps in Zone 13b 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 neeps and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your neeps may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your neeps indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 13b it never frosts. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 65°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 13b is just an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13b you do not have to be ready to protect your neeps if we have a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 13b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 13b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low65°F
Highest Expected Low70°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 65°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 70°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 13b

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