When can I plant Mustard greens in Zone 8b

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.

A way of getting a good idea when it's a good idea to plant mustard greens is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 8b.


Planting Calendar for Mustard greens

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

Mustard greens can survive in moderate cold which means that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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A good time to plant mustard greens
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant mustard greens
Probably not a good time to plant mustard greens

The earliest that you can plant mustard greens 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 mustard greens and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your mustard greens may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your mustard greens indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 8b may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 8b it frosts late in the year after March 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your mustard greens in the event of a late frost.

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.