When can I plant Corn salad in Zone 9a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The best time to plant corn salad in Zone 9a should be estimated by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Corn salad

Frost tolerance for corn salad: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Corn salad require warm weather which tells us that it is necessary to wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant corn salad
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant corn salad
Probably not a good time to plant corn salad

The earliest that you can plant corn salad in Zone 9a 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 corn salad and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your corn salad may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your corn salad indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 9a the average date of last frost happens on February 15. It might get as low as 20°F during the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 9a is an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 9a last frost occurs after February 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your corn salad in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 9a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 9a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)February 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low20°F
Highest Expected Low25°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 20°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 25°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 9a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 9a.