When can I plant New Zealand spinach in Zone 7a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can determine when you can plant new zealand spinach in Zone 7a by looking at the USDA zone info.


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.

New Zealand spinach tend to make it in moderate cold which tells us that you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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The earliest that you can plant new zealand spinach in Zone 7a is February. However, you really should wait until March 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 September. Any later than that and your new zealand spinach may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your new zealand spinach indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 7a. We should expect an average low temperature of 0°F in the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 7a is an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 7a we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your new zealand spinach if we have one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 7a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 7a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low0°F
Highest Expected Low5°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 0°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 5°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 7a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 7a.