When can I plant Savoy cabbage in Zone 8a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden 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 8a it's possible to figure out when it's a good idea to plant savoy cabbage.


Planting Calendar for Savoy cabbage

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

You can plant savoy cabbage earlier in the year because they are very cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant savoy cabbage in Zone 8a 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 savoy cabbage and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your savoy cabbage may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your savoy cabbage indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 8a and it changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 8a there is a last frost after March 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your savoy cabbage if we have a surprise late frost.

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.