When can I plant Redvein Dock in Zone 8a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant redvein dock in Zone 8a should be estimated by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Redvein Dock

Frost tolerance for redvein dock: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Redvein Dock do ok in mild cold which tells us that you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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A good time to plant redvein dock
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant redvein dock
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The earliest that you can plant redvein dock in Zone 8a is March. However, you really should wait until April if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant redvein dock and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your redvein dock may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your redvein dock indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 8a the average date of last frost happens on March 15. It might get as low as 10°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 8a is an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 8a there is a last frost after March 15 so always be ready to cover your redvein dock in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 8a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 8a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)March 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)November 15
Lowest Expected Low10°F
Highest Expected Low15°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 10°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 15°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 8a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 8a.