When can I plant Savoy cabbage in Zone 8b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden 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 estimate when it's the best time to plant savoy cabbage by checking out the USDA zone info.


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.

Savoy cabbage do ok in quite a bit of cold which tells us that you can plant them earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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The earliest that you can plant savoy 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 savoy cabbage and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your savoy cabbage may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your savoy cabbage indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on March 15 in Zone 8b. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 15°F.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 8b is an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 8b last frost occurs after March 15 be ready to cover your savoy cabbage if we have a surprise 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.