When can I plant Neeps in Zone 9b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate 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.

A common way of making a decision about when it's possible to plant neeps is to consult the USDA zone info for Zone 9b.


Planting Calendar for Neeps

Frost tolerance for neeps: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

You can not plant neeps until after the last frost has passed because they are not cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant neeps in Zone 9b 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 neeps and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your neeps may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your neeps indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is February 15 in Zone 9b. It might get as low as 25°F during the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 9b is an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 9b there is a last frost after February 15 be ready to protect your neeps 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.