When can I plant Red cabbage in Zone 7b

One of the first steps we take when we are determining our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first opportunity to plant red cabbage in Zone 7b can be estimated by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Red cabbage

Frost tolerance for red cabbage: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Red cabbage do ok in pretty solid cold which tells us that you can plant them a lot earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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A good time to plant red cabbage
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant red cabbage
Probably not a good time to plant red cabbage

The earliest that you can plant red cabbage in Zone 7b 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 red cabbage and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your red cabbage may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your red cabbage indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on April 15 in Zone 7b. It might get as low as 5°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 7b is not always accurate our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 7b there is a last frost after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your red cabbage in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 7b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 7b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low5°F
Highest Expected Low10°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 5°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 10°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 7b

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