When can I plant Redvein Dock in Zone 8b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out 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.

The USDA zone info for Zone 8b should be read to figure out when it's possible to plant redvein dock.


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.

You can plant redvein dock slightly earlier in the year because they are barely cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant redvein dock in Zone 8b 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. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your redvein dock may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your redvein dock indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on March 15 in Zone 8b. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 15°F.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 8b and it is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 8b we get surprised by a frost after March 15 be ready to protect your redvein dock if we have 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.