When can I plant Cabbage in Zone 9b

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.

The best time to plant cabbage in Zone 9b should be figured out by using 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 earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather.

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 9b is January. However, you really should wait until February if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant cabbage and expect a good harvest is probably October. Any later than that and your cabbage may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your cabbage indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 9b the average date of last frost happens on February 15. We can expect an average low temperature of 25°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 9b is just an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 9b we get a frost after February 15 be ready to cover your cabbage if we have one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 9b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 9b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)February 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low25°F
Highest Expected Low30°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 25°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 30°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 9b

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