Zone 9

Zone 9 has a long growing season with mild winters and hot summers.

A last frost date of mid-February to the beginning of March and a first frost date of early December mean a frost-free growing season from late February to late November. These dates are general guidelines, so watch the weather forecasts before planting.

A long growing season with an average low temperature of 25°F means almost all vegetables can be grown with some summer shade for heat protection.

Scroll down to see the vegetable planting guide. The orange color shows when to start seedlings indoors, the yellow is times to transplant or direct sow and the green is harvest dates.

To find your USDA hardiness zone, click the link. Enter the code on the security pop-up (it is case-sensitive), then enter your ZIP Code to see your zone. If you click where you live, a window will pop up showing your exact zone info.

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Zone 9 Planting Guide

Zone 9 Planting Guide