Last frost date - how to find out?

ashleysf(9 San Jose,CA)January 31, 2010

I am waiting for the "last frost date" to do a lot of things in my garden as a lot of the plants I have in pots come with instructions on waiting until the last frost date to do anything with them and my covered patio is getting very crowded now with newly purchased plants in nursery pots.

But, a quick google search on my city name and frost date comes up with different dates. So, who officially determines when the last day of frost is? TIA for your help.

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gobluedjm

It can vary year to year so I would go with the latest.
Check with your county extension office they might have a better date from historical data.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2010 at 5:49PM
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gardenguru1950(SunsetZ16)

What kinds of plants?

Joe

    Bookmark   January 31, 2010 at 8:40PM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

Looks like Feb 10th, (see link)

Here is a link that might be useful: CA Master Gardeners Frost Date by City

    Bookmark   January 31, 2010 at 8:52PM
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brettay

This is an excellent site for that sort of information:

Here is a link that might be useful: San Jose frost dates

    Bookmark   January 31, 2010 at 11:16PM
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ashleysf(9 San Jose,CA)

Thanks for all the information! I can wait 2 more weeks.

Joe,
I have 2 dwarf bananas, 2 types of jasmines and 4 citruses in nursery pots.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2010 at 11:54PM
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gardenguru1950(SunsetZ16)

Plant the jasmines and citrus in February.

I'd wait for it to REALLY warm up before you get the bananas in the ground. It's not so much frost that will do them in; it's more cold wet soil.

Joe

    Bookmark   February 1, 2010 at 12:10AM
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ashleysf(9 San Jose,CA)

Got it. Will wait to plant the bananas. Thanks, joe, appreciate your knowledge and your help.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2010 at 1:11PM
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stanofh

I entered for Hayward on the Daves Garden website-and they said "It appears frost isnt a problem for you in Hayward -lucky you " -lol. Well,almost isnt...

    Bookmark   February 1, 2010 at 4:53PM
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