When can I plant Cabbage in Zone 8b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 8b you can determine when you can plant cabbage by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Cabbage

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

You can plant cabbage a little bit earlier in the year because they do well in moderate cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant cabbage in Zone 8b 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 cabbage and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your cabbage may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your cabbage indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 8b the average date of last frost happens on March 15. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 15°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 8b is an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 8b we get surprised by a frost after March 15 so just be sure to be ready to cover your cabbage in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 8b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 8b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)March 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)November 15
Lowest Expected Low15°F
Highest Expected Low20°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 15°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 20°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 8b

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