When can I plant New Zealand spinach in Zone 13b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out 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.

By using the USDA zone info for Zone 13b it's possible to determine when to plant new zealand spinach.


Planting Calendar for New Zealand spinach

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

You can plant new zealand spinach just a bit earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant new zealand spinach
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant new zealand spinach
Probably not a good time to plant new zealand spinach

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

Last Frost Date

In Zone 13b it never frosts. It might get as low as 65°F during the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 13b is an average and 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 cover your new zealand spinach if we have one of those late frosts.

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.