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California: Vegetable Planting Calendar

California Zone Hardiness Map

Planting vegetable seeds or transplants at the correct time is important to getting the most out of your garden. Knowing your first and last frost dates will help you start your vegetable seeds at the right time. 

California is in USDA plant hardiness zones 5-9.

California Last & First Frost Dates
CityLast Frost DateFirst Frost Date
AnaheimNo FrostNo Frost
Bakersfield1/2512/11
Chula VistaNo FrostNo Frost
Fontana2/1211/28
FreemontNo FrostNo Frost
Fresno2/2811/17
Glendale1/2112/23
Huntington BeachNo FrostNo Frost
IrvineNo FrostNo Frost
Long BeachNo FrostNo Frost
Los AngelesNo FrostNo Frost
Modesto2/2711/19
Moreno Valley1/2612/15
OaklandNo FrostNo Frost
OxnardNo FrostNo Frost
Riverside1/1912/21
Sacramento1/3112/4
San Bernardino1/2112/24
San DiegoNo FrostNo Frost
San FranciscoNo FrostNo Frost
San Jose2/1712/2
Santa AnaNo FrostNo Frost
Santa ClaritaNo FrostNo Frost
Stockton2/2611/18
*Based on statistics there is a 10% chance that frost will occur before or after these dates. Watch your local weather for more accurate dates.

California on average has approximately 270 days between the last and first frost. Using the planting schedules below will help you get the most out of your garden. 
 
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