When can I plant Garden Orache in Zone 9b

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first chance to plant garden orache in Zone 9b can be figured out by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Garden Orache

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

Garden Orache are moderately cold tolerant which tells us that you can start planting them earlier than other frost tender plants.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant garden orache
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant garden orache
Probably not a good time to plant garden orache

The earliest that you can plant garden orache 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 garden orache and expect a good harvest is probably October. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your garden orache may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your garden orache 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 February 15 in Zone 9b. It might get as low as 25°F during the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 9b is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 9b there is a last frost after February 15 be ready to cover your garden orache 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.